Join Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny for a workshop on his Hexadic system. Instructions on how to create unique tonal progressions, poetry and even games will be addressed. Each audience member will create their unique guitar compositions for the day with a chance to hear how they sound. Charts and diagrams will be provided for audience members to document and leave with their own compositions.
Over the last two years, Ben has assembled a comprehensive system of musical composition. Designed to free sound and language from rational order and replace calculation with indeterminacy, THE HEXADIC SYSTEM is a catalyst to extinguish patterns and generate new means of chord progressions and choices.
THE SYSTEM builds all of the tonal fields, chord changes, scales, and lyrics on this record, creating the framework for the songs with which the musicians engage. Yet THE SYSTEM is open; within the framework, Chasny’s own personal aesthetics—such as the production mode of loud guitars, the order of songs, the editing of length—were all conscious decisions made to communicate the pieces. The ex- act same combinatorial patterns used on this record can create infinite results, depending on the choices of the individual. Ben’s years of study have produced an operational agent that has not only built all the songs on Hexadic but is also a system anyone can use to restructure their ways of habit.
The workshop will be 1 hour and will take place at 14.45 on Saturday afternoon
Places are limited to 15 and are free to weekend ticket holders