FESTIVAL ART SPOTLIGHT: Forward Momentum’s Instrument Garden at SONIC BLOOM 2017

Happy First Sunday in JULY to all of the marvelous manifestors’ near and far! I woke up the first day of this month 7/17 renewed, refreshed, and creatively inspired.

I am excited to be sharing with you something special that my good festival industry friend Tyler Manning has been working on! Tyler has become well known in the industry as Producer of EDM event Boredomfest in Michigan. Tyler is an insanely intelligent and hard working GET IT DONE type guy who continues to impress me no matter what endeavor he decides to pursue. We met when I was the Office Manager for ARISE and I brought him onto the team. I am so impressed by how he adapts to any role he takes on and I know his role with ARISE has helped the entire production and opened the door for amazing opportunities for the FORMO crew. His latest project The Instrument Garden has been featured at Boredomfest & SONIC BLOOM so far this summer.

The Instrument Garden started out as a community space for festival patrons to play instruments at ForMo’s Michigan festival, Boredomfest. Thanks to creative festivals like SONIC BLOOM, it has since blossomed into a mobile production studio, set up to sample and create music that will capture the feelings and energies of our favorite music festivals and last a lifetime.

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Unexotic tuning a guitar for more sampling with fellow producer Duper

Music producers from the Colorado-based Forward Momentum Collective set up The Instrument Garden on festival sites that hold instruments and music producers, always ready at a moment’s notice to record the strange, exciting, and exotic sounds of the festival goers.

If you find yourself behind closed doors in the Instrument Garden, you may find that you feel called play the instrument in your hand with no barriers. A silent space is created for you to put on headphones, listen to the backtrack, and allow your soul to flow through your instrument. With this method of production, rawest and most authentically flowing sounds manifest. The artist is free of worry about what’s musically right or wrong and this ultimately creates an album.

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The album art is created at the fest by a featured painter.

At the end of the festival, hosts perform the music on stage and invite all collaborators to join them and feel the joy of sharing the creation with the community.

At the end of the festival, hosts perform the music on stage and invite all collaborators to join them and feel the joy of sharing the creation with the community.

You can find the The Instrument Garden will be at Suboctave Music Festival in July and ARISE this August.

FOLLOW FORWARD MOMENTUM:

www.formoproductions.com

Here is a link to the first album that was a product of the instrument garden at  SONIC BLOOM 2017:

 

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