The Akai APC40 is a midi controller instrument that controls audio clips, effects and virtual instruments in a live setting. The grid design of the instrument provides an angle to writing music that is very different from composing and performing on a traditional piano. The buttons illuminate when they are actively playing an audio clip creating a choreographed light show to the music.
This is a concert poster from our 2007 concert with Balkan Beat Box by Doug Abram. Black Bear Combo will be opening for them at Lincoln Hall 7/20/2011.
Balkan Beat Box is a high energy live electronic Balkan band. There will be a raffle for two tickets to the show this Friday July 18th during DJ Roma Soul’s Balkan Invasion of Wicker park at Subterrainian. The performance at Empty Bottle in 2007 was pretty crazy so I would expect that Lincoln Hall will be a good party. If you missed them at Lollapalooza last summer this is a good opportunity to see the band in a more intimate setting. Check out blackbearcombo.com for more information about the Chicago brass band.