Monday, August 13, 2018

Die Geister With Six Organs Next Week!!!


20 years ago...  I was living with my girlfriend in a Northtown Arcata apartment.  Ben had just released his first material as Six Organs of Admittance and was beginning work on his second album when he moved into our spare room.  I would take great delight in listening to him rehearse and record from across the hall.  The sounds that crawled out from beneath that bedroom door were entirely new to me, foreign and unfamiliar.  I would attempt to emulate what I heard, and in turn, developed my own unique musical personality as a result.  After a few months Ben relocated from Humboldt to Santa Cruz, where his artistic career truly began to shine.

Observing Six Organs' early successes, from close and afar, provided me with the confidence to approach Music as a life-long journey, rather than a hobby...  To identify as a Musician, rather than a cashier, or barista, or florist.  There has been no greater influence upon Die Geister Beschw√∂ren (or Datura Blues for that matter,) than Six Organs of Admittance.  So it goes without saying that this upcoming opportunity to share a stage with a former mentor will be a very special and sincere experience!

~Oryan Peterson-Jones


Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Church Of Color & Light Presents IRRA

Eva Restad (AKA Eva L'izard) from Oakland, CA was the July 2018 resident artist at The Sanctuary.  For her final project, she chose The Church Of Color & Light to produce a ritualistic theatrical recreation of Sumerian mythology, titled, IRRA.  Die Geister Beschw√∂ren (Eva and Oryan) opened the show, and Oryan provided live synthesizer/field recordings for IRRA.  Below is the piece in its entirety.  Enjoy!


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Die Geister appearing at Thirst For Light V

Die Geister are super excited to be returning to Thirst For Light Cascadian Summer Solstice Festival, June 21-25th in rural Washington.  The Spirits will be performing at midnight on Sunday, June 24th.  Oryan and Joey (AKA Crowey) will also be doing solo sets on Monday the 25th.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

BPBS Arts & Media Presents

Monday, May 7

Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room  (401 I St, Arcata)

9pm, $5, 
21+

Lucy and Lucille (Olympia/Chicago) The electronic side-project of K Records recording artist Ruby Fray. Layered dissonant harmonies, experimental loops with pop motifs, focus on resonance and nostalgia.

J$FUR (Baltimore) Sound artist, creates beautiful noisy soundscapes in real time

Persephone (Arcata) Psychedelic darkwave from drowsy local etherialists