Tiny Bites-a launch party for Klimchak's CooksNotes March 4th 8pm
Seven Stages: I'm starting on a year-long project, a performance art cooking show. I'm going to make music & food live on stage using modified kitchen equipment as musical instruments. I decided to start this project with a performance.
So come by 7 Stages & drink some vodka punch and have some guacamole, which I will be making live on stage. Check out the in-process designs for the new instruments I'm building & learn about the project.
The most important detail is that each time I rehearse any part of the show, I'm going to make food. And I'll need folks to eat that food. That could be you... So come on by & sign up to be part of the process of making music & cooking & eating with me.
Weather Rocks Opens Thursday Feb 6
This thursday children of all ages can see my one and only Rock & Roll musical about the weather. Rock out with a cool band of meteorologists as they open the flood gates on the mysteries of Mother Nature. This original and en“lightning” musical is filled with fun facts about rain, snow, hurricanes, sunshine, and more! Features 12 original songs composed by me with lyrics by Jon Ludwig. info & tix
Scoutmob Halloween Party this saturday 10/26
This saturday nite I'll be performing at the scoutmob halloween party. I did this two years ago. It's one of the best events I've played for in ATL. This year I'll be doing 4 hours of improvised and composed music on 50+ instruments! info & tix
New CD of Marimba Lumina Solos-Nostalgia for the Future
My new recording Nostalgia for the Future is now available on amazon...and it's on iTunes too if you prefer that. Take it for spin ... or a listen.
Asheville electro-music festival on May 17-18
Klimchak solo performance featuring Marimba Lumina as part of this 2 day festival of electronic music. Info and directions
Curious Encounters @ 7 Stages on June 14 & 15
Klimchak performs a new solo piece on a home-built glass jal tarang. He's gonna make music while making punch. Y'all get to see the music & drink the punch. It's part of Curious Encounters, the 7 stages inaugural festival of interactive performance. More details to come.
New Release!!! Duets with Klimchak & dRachEmUsiK
Immerse yourself in this whimsical, disturbing, soothing, raucous, ethereal universe of organic, alien soundscapes.
Percussionist, composer Klimchak joins forces with dRachEmUsik to bring you The Atlanta Sessions Vol. 1. The four improvisations in this dynamic release are comprised of two abstract modern pieces, alpha wave drone and a pulsing drum kit based tribal romp.
The multiple textures and timbres were created using analog and digital synthesis, processing, loopers and voice along with a multitude of percussion instruments including flutes, didgeridoo, bowed cymbals & gongs, toys, bird calls and kitchenware. Link
Oh! Fearsome Head! on Jan 21st @ The Back House 368 Ponce de Leon
Klimchak solo performance at 9PM to openTheatrical event based on writings of Vel Fritt, directed by S. Bedford. Klimchak will be doing various electro-acoustic looper pieces. more info FaceBook info
Skinny Beats Drum Shop Jan 5th
Ashville's Skinny Beats Drum Shop hosts a solo evening with Klimchak. He'll perform on a variety of acoustic & electronic instruments. directions and info
Tanz Farm: a Performance Anthology Dec 14-16 @ The Goat Farm
Klimchak with solo electro-acoustic performance as part of a dance series curated by gloATL & the Goat Farm. Also featuring zoe/juniper (Seattle) with gloATL, Sidra Bell (New York), and Staib Dance (Atlanta). Info & tix
Art on the Beltline Nov 3 7:15PM @ Old 4th Ward Skatepark
Klimchak's Lebeato Lounge is the debut of a series of new percussion pieces composed for homebuilt instruments with lights embedded in them. Music to be performed: WaterWorks – metal instruments dipped into an illuminated amplified bowl of water and struck. The piece also utilizes a battery- powered theremin. Synesthesia-4 percussionists with multicolored LED flashlights and chanted vocals, whose text is the color of the flashlights. PlumbLine - a 10 foot piece of PVC with holes, like a giant flute. The players play notes by hitting the holes with large rubber mallets. Performers are Stuart Gerber, Isaac Anderson, Olivia Kieffer and Klimchak. Map and info
Art on the Beltline
This Saturday, Sept 15th @ 8:15PM Art on the Beltline presents the debut performance of Klimchak's ongoing percussion performance series, LeBeato Lounge. This is a series of solo & group performances of percussion based music using home-built or unusual percussion instruments.
First up is Waterworks, a solo percussion composition using an amplified bowl of water and various metal objects. Various wand vibrators & even a battery operated theremin make an appearance.
For map and further info:
Map & Beltline info
Theatrical Outfit Solo Evening July 7th
Here's a nice preview of saturday's show in ArtsATL from composer/writer Mark Gresham. It has video of me demoing the Marimba Lumina. Link
Theatrical Outfit Solo Evening July 7th
Mark your calendars now. After last year's successful concert, Klimchak has been asked back to play another solo evening of performance featuring Marimba Lumina, theremin, home-built percussion instrument and all sorts of surprises. This will let the audience see many of the different styles of music Klimchak specializes in, all in one evening The performance will be in the 200 seat Balzer Theater. July 7 at 7:30 PM Tix & info Directions
Klimchak selected for Creative Capital PDC core workshop
Klimchak has been selected as a participant in Creative Capital's Professional Development Program Core workshop in June 2012.
Klimchak performs Poe @ Puppetry Center in Feb/Mar 2013
Klimchak has been commissioned by Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts to reprise his original live score for Tales of Edgar Allen Poe in Feb 2013. More Info to come.
Klimchak @ Indianapolis Electro-Music Festival in August
August 17-18 Klimchak will perform at the Indianapolis Electro-Music festival. He will play a solo Marimba Lumina & Theremin set.
Klimchak playing at Mountain Skies Electronic Music Festival
May 11-12 Klimchak has been added to the Mountain Skies Electronic Music festival in Asheville NC. He will play a solo Marimba Lumina & Theremin set. More info & tix
Klimchak plays Waterworks @ Push Push
Dec 1st. 4PM to 11PM Klimchak will perform his new work Waterworks several times during the Artist's market at Push Push Theater. For Info see the FB event or the Push Push web page.
Art on the Beltline DIRECTIONS
Nov 5th For all coming to Trio for 2 Percussionists & Urban Woods, here's directions.
DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Monroe & Piedmont:
take Monroe drive (toward Ponce DeLeon). Take the 3rd right onto worchester dr. (There's a sign directing you to Botanical Garden Parking). Immediately, veer onto the unpaved road to the right. It dead ends into the beltline. Park anywhere on the side of the road. Follow the road down to the beltlind on foot. The gulch is up the beltline about 100 feet.
Here's a map
Show Starts at 7:00 PM & lasts about 40 minutes.
Scoutmob Halloween @ the GoatFarm SOLD OUT
my Scoutmob show Saturday night (Oct 29th) at the goat farm is SOLD OUT. If you're not one of the lucky 800, you're gonna miss a lot of creepy theremin & music made with an amplified bowl of water!
Scoutmob Halloween @ the GoatFarm
Just found out that I have been handpicked to play the Scoutmob halloween party @ the goat farm on the 29th. More details & tix here.
Art on the Beltline DIRECTIONS
For all coming to Trio for 2 Percussionists & urban woods, here's directions.
From the intersection of Monroe & Piedmont: take Monroe drive (toward Ponce DeLeon). Take the 3rd right onto worchester dr. (There's a sign directing to Botanical Garden Parking).
Immediately, veer onto the unpaved road to the right. Follow it down 150 feet or so. It dead ends into the beltline. Park anywhere on the side of the road. Follow the path down to the beltline on foot. the gulch is up about 100 feet.
Here's a map
Show Starts at 7:30.
Art on the Beltline New Video
I'm doing a new performance with Stuart Gerber this Saturday October the 15th. Here's a video of my rehearsal from last night. You can actually see some of the instruments I'm using. The actual performance "trio for 2 percussionists & urban woods" takes place in darkness. ears only I'm afraid! See the video here
Save Georgia Shakespeare
Ga Shakespeare must raise $150,000 by Friday, September 23 or Georgia Shakespeare will cease operations and shut its doors. I am an associate artist with this company, which has been a significant supporter of my work, as well as producing some of the best theater in Georgia. Please make a donation to assure their continued existence. It's important to support good theater which nurtures our souls & raises our intellect. Donate here.
Ugly Duckling opens Aug 18 - Music on Music Page
To celebrate the opening of The Ugly Duckling at the Center For Puppetry Arts on august 18th, I've posted several pieces of the score for download. Go to my music page and download the tunes. Do it now, they won't be available for long. For info about the show or to purchase tickets, go to the Center for Puppetry Arts
Klimchak wins grant to perform in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2011
Out of more than 144 applications, Klimchak has been selected to compose and perform music for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2011, The City of Atlanta's largest public art exhibit. Klimchak will compose a piece titled: "Trio for Two Percussionists and and Urban Woods." The performers will be Klimchak and Stuart Gerber. Performance dates and other info will be announced soon. For more info see the Art on the BeltLine site.
Review & pics of the Theatrical Outfit performance
Klimchak's show at the Balzer theater was the best attended event of the Theatrical Outfit"s summer concert series. Here's a link to a good blog review from former Ga Shakespeare sound designer Dung Nguyen. And some show Photos from ace Documenter & photographer Terry E Kerns.
Dance Performance added to Theatrical Outfit show
Klimchak has added a dance performance with live music to his July 28th show at the Balzer Theater. Choreographer Lori Teague has agreed to perform the duet To Bring Into Being as part of the concert. Klimchak will be playing on a magic musical desk, designed specially for the performance. Tickets only $10. Tickets
Theatrical Outfit Solo Evening site link
It's official. The theatrical outfit just posted the details of their summer concert series. Klimchak's solo theatrical debut. 2 hours of music performed solo in the beautiful Balzer Theater. There will be be pllarge home-built instruments, theremin, Marimba Lumina and all sorts of ethnic instruments. It'll include lots of music composed for theater, dance & solo performance over the last 15 years. Link to the site here
Antony & Cleopatra on NPR
NPR profile of Antony & Cleopatra with director John Dillon, Actors Chris Kayser & Tess Malis Kincaid airs today on WABE's City Cafe. Also features soundclips from the score by Klimchak. Listen to it here
Free Music from Antony & Cleopatra posted on my music page
Klimchak will post some of his Cues and music from Ga Shakespeare's version of Antony and Cleopatra on the music page of this site. The first is the opening music. Get it here It's only going to be up this week to celebrate the show's opening this friday June 24th at 8PM, so get it now!
Theatrical Outfit Solo Evening in July
Mark your calendars now. Klimchak will play a solo evening of performance featuring Marimba Lumina, theremin, home-built percussion instrument and all sorts of surprises as part of the Summer Concert Series. This will let the audience see many of the different styles of music Klimchak specializes in, all in one evening The performance will be in the 200 seat Balzer Theater. July 28 at 7:30 PM Tickets
June 7 9 PM @ The Goat Farm
Klimchak plays theremin, acoustic percussion, woodwinds & home-built instruments in an improv quartet with Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel & NC based multi-instrumentalist Andrew Weathers. Also, music by Magic Apron & Lindsay Smith. More info
May 20-Sous Whiskey Marin
Klimchak plays a solo marimba lumina & theremin set with didgeridoo & percussion. Amazing guitar whiz Colin Bragg plays a solo set. Then the 2 play an improvised set together. Come on down & enjoy 2 master musicians at work in this new intimate castleberry Hills art spot.
May 14-Hambidge Art Auction
Klimchak plays a solo marimba lumina & theremin set at 8:30 PM as part of the Hambidge Art Auction, a showcase of art and performances, featuring 150 emerging and established artists from across the country. Action starts at 6 PM. For info: http://www.hambidgeauction.org/index.html
April 30-City Skies Electronic Music Festival
Klimchak plays a solo marimba lumina set on 4/30/11 at 3PM as part of the City Skies Electronic Music Festival in Atlanta. The Festival is at Kavarna in the Oakhurst neighorhood. For info:http://cityskies.com/
Knows No Brakes
working on recording my marimba lumina piece Knows No Brakes this weekend. It's a 4 to the floor electro rave-up!
Center for Puppetry Arts-Ugly Duckling will be remounted this summer
director Michael Haverty's version of the classic children's story returns to the Center for puppetry arts this August. The music composed by Klimchak consists of both prerecorded and live music. The live music is performed by the puppeteers on hidden musical instruments created by Klimchak & built into the set. For more info:http://puppet.org/perform/uglyduckling11.shtml
New Music for Georgia Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra this summer
Klimchak has been commissioned to compose and record a score for Ga Shakespeare's Production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra as part of the summer 2011 season. The music is currently planned to be a blend of Orchestral music and traditional Persian music. As with all theater, this may change as rehearsals begin in late may & the play is fleshed out. More info at: http://www.gashakespeare.org/antony_and_cleopatra
Klimchak Receives Idea Capital Grant
Idea Capital is pleased to announce the following grant in its 2010 cycle: Klimchak $1000 for New instruments and compositions for guerilla percussion performances. This project known as Klimchak's Lebeato Lounge will be begin performance in Fall 2011. Further info: http://www.ideacapitalatlanta.org/artist.php?id=13