Escher's Elevator

Abstract Instrumental Improvisation


Come see us in Addison!
Saturday, July 22, 2006
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CD World Addison
5000 Beltline at the Tollroad
Addison, TX


2005-08-22: Escher's Elevator mourns the departure of Bob Moog, and we thank him for making the world a better place. His spirit lives on in every circuit trace and every oscillation. We present here an excerpt of what the spirit of Bob Moog living in Cliff's Moog Rogue had to say on the evening of August 22, 2005:

[ogg] [mp3] Bob Moog, Moog Rogue #8697, 2005-08-22 Creative Commons License

These sounds were recorded directly from Cliff's Moog Rogue, with no intervention other than turning the volume up at the beginning and down at the end. You are free to use this recording under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.


Escher's Elevator is now a trio, featuring Erich Schriefer on guitar, Theremin, Omnichord, and effects. We spent several days in mid-July in the studio recording tracks for what will be our first album. Stay tuned for more details!


Download our second show!

Escher's Elevator
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
J&J's Pizza on the Square
Denton, TX

Featuring:
Kurt Kistler - Keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Effects
Cliff McCarthy - MalletKAT, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion, Effects
Special guest:
Erich Schriefer - Guitar, Theremin, Effects (Parts 4 - 9)
And featuring:
J&J's Employees and Customers - Creaking Floorboards

These files are in Ogg Vorbis format, because it's cool and sounds better than mp3.
Click here for a short list of Vorbis players for Windows, or here or here for longer lists.

You are free to redistribute these recordings under the terms of the Magpu Audio/Video Recording and Transfer Policy.

Line up: Escher's Elevator, Sara Galaxia, Justice Yeldham


Download our first show!

Escher's Elevator
Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Mable Peabody's
Denton, TX

Featuring:
Kurt Kistler - Keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Effects
Cliff McCarthy - MalletKAT, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion, Effects
Special guest:
Chris Zimmerly - Poetry (Part 5)

These files are in Ogg Vorbis format, because it's cool and sounds better than mp3.
Click here for a short list of Vorbis players for Windows, or here or here for longer lists.

You are free to redistribute these recordings under the terms of the Magpu Audio/Video Recording and Transfer Policy.

Show poster

Line up: Ugly Colors, Escher's Elevator, The Mad Scientists, Rauna Gora


Escher's Elevator is a new collaboration between Kurt Kistler and Cliff McCarthy. Drawing on our years of improvisational interaction as members of Magpu, we aim to create improvised music that visits non-traditional sonic realms, while also incorporating more familiar elements. This music tends to be fluid and gradual; themes and arrangements are created or discovered on the spot and evolved by the demands of the moment. We gladly share our music with anyone who takes the time to listen, and we thank you for visiting us here on the web!

We have put together a short mix of some of the music we have produced during our "Research and Development" sessions; you can download it here:

Audience taping of live Escher's Elevator performances is encouraged, under the terms of the Magpu Audio/Video Recording and Transfer Policy.

To contact the group, send e-mail to ee2005@cliffmccarthy.net



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