The first season of the Third Rail live series, organized by author and sound artist Thomas Bey William Bailey, was introduced in fall of 2018 at the Cherrywood coffeehouse in Austin. The aim was to present a weekly home for challenging electronics-based composition and improvisation, and to place it in an outdoor environment where the live sound would merge with the surroundings and be animated by having the environment “communicate back.”
Now, running parallel with SXSW 2019, Thomas has decided to re-ignite this series by bringing together some of the most consistently unique electronic performers in the Austin area for an all-day show of force. From the late morning until 11pm you will have the chance to immerse yourself in music from all across the spectrum of new electronic art. “Wavetrain” (a nod to a composition of that name by seminal Sonic Arts Union composer David Behrman, as well as yet another nod to the light rail which runs through Cherrywood’s backyard) will be a celebration of all the possibilities inherent in this culture, and also of creative independence in general. Expect intriguing self-made instrumentation, phantasmatic sounds, tactile drones, playful chaos, 31 different flavors of tone color…Wavetrain will be the place for the sonically adventurous on March 16, so do not miss it!
TRAVIS PUTNAM HILL
BUSTER FUTZER (GREGORY WILDES)
THOMAS BEY WILLIAM BAILEY
+ SPECIAL MYSTERY QUARTET