It is my pleasure to announce that SPACECRAFT will be continuing the surround sound project with Rob McClain of OmegaLab Studios outside of Nashville, TN. His amazing tent complex boasts an IMAX sound system and industry standard movie screen to work further on our exciting "Re-Entry" project. This is a tentative name that may or may not stick. We are just letting our craft continually fly and hopefully never really land.
The music we have created over the years is our contribution for future generations to weave into their musical worlds. SPACECRAFT may need to release a vinyl album as well in the near future as an alternative means for musical preservation. Who knows how long the digital medium may survive or last. We know Edison's cylinders still play…
Real Life as a musical astronaut navigating the Virtual Life.
The past 10 years has delivered some significant shifts to our life experience. On a personal level as well as our cultural experience on a social level. This is SPACECRAFT crew member, Tony Gerber, talking right now. I am speaking for myself, primarily, on this blog post. 10 years ago, I married my beautiful wife and I started a family and now have a beautiful 8 year old daughter which changed my life dynamic, of course, and caused a rebalancing of energies and time.
As music has been part of my well-being my whole life, I have to continue making music and I have during this rebalancing time. In fact, my solo music skyrocketed in 2006 when I discovered the virtual world of Second Life. I was able to "broadcast" my live music to the world from anywhere. Thus, a large musical part of that rebalance has been music creation in the virtual world. Second Life is a virtual world platform that has enabled new ways to do live performances even if all the members are not all together in the same room. And these virtual events can take place in the comfort and convenience of our own home studio. Needless to say the advantages are very obvious and as a musical dad, this has been blessing and part of the new balance for me.
SPACECRAFT has performed several historic virtual events in the past 5 years. Their first live performance on the virtual grid was for the global space party, Yuri’s Night 2007. As the music group SPACECRAFT was started as a result of NASA audio recordings, it was very fitting that their first mission to the virtual world grid would be for a space related project. To read and see more about this event, visit the Yuri’s SPACECRAFT page. In 2008, SPACECRAFT performed as a duo with Giles Reaves teaming up with me, Tony Gerber for a very fun concert from my home studio into SL. The other live virtual event was for World Space Week in 2008. These recordings may also be available at sometime in the near future.
LIVE RADIO CONCERTS! - These are broadcast on CypRadio.com
We love to perform live music and that also extends to live radio performances. I have personally done over 1200 live internet radio concerts into the virtual world grid. Some of those have also included SPACECRAFT.
We are getting back into the studio the second week of November with Jim Corrigan, surround sound specialist, to continue working on our upcoming surround sound release, SPACECRAFT: Re-Entry. The first time we went in the fall of 2010 there were HD video interviews done with each of us. We will be making them available one video at a time here on the Spacecraft-Music website. Hosted of course, by youtube or vimeo.