PINEROSS’ ‘DRAGOON’ IS SOUTHWESTERN ELECTROPOP CINEMA (PREMIERE) By Jonathan Frahm. Originally published on Pop Matters Link to Article For nearly 15 years, Pineross has been a means for Kevin Larkin to express his feelings in avant-garde movements. Where his self-titled debut album explored themes of the dying Old West, Dragoon is an experimental indie pop examination of the modern Southwest. Courageous, harrowing, and invoked with an autumnal spirit, the latest Pineross effort, Dragoon, is another natural extension of Larkin. It showcases his current state of mind as an artist whose pandemic story brought him to write songs along an Arizona mountainside. Pineross tells … Continue reading Dragoon album premiere – Pop Matters
I am beyond excited to debut the new Pineross album ‘Dragoon’ on September 21 at Hotel Congress with my good friends Desert Fantasy and Red Herring Puppets. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. Pineross’ new album Dragoon, will come to life with a multimedia performance featuring visual projections and shadow puppetry by Red Herring Puppets. The experimental nature of the performance is the latest evolution in Kevin Larkin’s (aka Pineross) unconventional career. The songwriter and sound artist spent the last decade creating theatrical productions with Denver based art-folk band Chimney Choir, performing while suspended from trees during the Breckenridge International Festival of Art, and designing an interactive … Continue reading ‘Dragoon’ album release show
I’m very honored to have contributed an original track to the Monsoon Mixtape, a collaboration between artist Alex! Jimenez and Tucson Water that started with community submissions of monsoon field recordings. I was one of 6 producers to incorporate the sounds into a composition. On Friday June 24th at 7pm, Tucson Water invites you to the Santa Cruz Sound Experience: Calling the Rain Through Sound! This immersive art installation will feature live mixing of monsoon audio by DJ Dirtyverbs and video animations by Alex! Jimenez in observance of Día de San Juan, celebrating our summer rains. The event will be … Continue reading Monsoon Mixtape and Santa Cruz Sound Experience
Red Herring Puppets is an incredible puppet company based here in Tucson. Our first big collaboration was for the All Souls Procession in November 2021. I recorded, arranged, and mixed the music for Three Sisters, an original song by Red Herring in which each sister represents birth, life, and death. Lisa Sturz, the head puppeteer, lent me a 100 year old bowl back mandolin which can be heard in the arrangement. We recently just finished recording the soundtrack for Red Herring’s original show UGLY, which debuted in March 2022.
Silvery Night was written on a cold and cozy wintery night. Dedicated to my niece Paulina and to all of the little ones and parents who could use a good night sleep.
My partner Eric Prather and I completed our artist in residency at Great Sand Dunes National Park in October, 2019. Whispering Sand, a solar powered surround sound installation, was set up at the Visitors Center where guests would pour sand into amplified funnels that created a surreal sonic experience. We were recently featured on Colorado Public Radio talking about the experience, and the music composition, SANDBOX I, that was born out of the residency.
An interview with Zach Wolfson about creativity My friend Zach Wolfson is the mastermind behind Beyond the Gallery, an independent, award-nominated documentary web series that includes 55 episodes across 5 seasons in 22 cities (so far). We sat down to talk about collaboration, creativity, and the amazing phenomenon of sound. Check out the full series here.
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