In the wake of the recent expansion of downtown Lancaster’s co-working and events space The Candy Factory, an entirely new music experience is dawning in the ever-evolving Lancaster arts and music scene. Under the curatorship of musician and community arts promoter Jason Mundok (author of the recently-defunct podcast series Around the Wood Stove and the driving force behind Lancaster’s Wood Stove House), a new monthly concert series called Lancasphere One debuts tomorrow night at The Candy Factory’s new Warehouse D space on North Queen Street.
The series will introduce a steady stream of what Mundok categorizes as “atmospheric” music. “That could mean ambient, electronic, experimental, psychedelic,” he explains. “Kind of the antithesis of roots music.”
And each concert will look different. For the first such event, he and musician Scott Bookman will present The Evolution of Sound, a 90-minute experiment in live improvisation. Ten invited musicians will perform round-robin-style in ever-changing combinations.
Instruments range from drums, guitar and bass to woodwinds, fiddle and bamboo flutes. “Anyithing is possible, and everything is possible.” says Bookman. “Who knows what might come of this. Even if players crash and burn, this is improvised music – and who’s to say what crash and burn even means.”
The Evolution of Sound goes down at Warehouse D (232 N. Queen St., Lancaster – behind Building Character) on Saturday, October 18. 7 p.m. doors. Admission by donation.