MANIFESTATION 1: "LESSONS LEARNED FROM FIRST STEPS"
20 September 2005 · Aurafice Cafe · Seattle, Washington, USA

 

to date, there has only been one Manifestation. however, because maybe nobody there but me remembers that night, i will tell you the story.

a man called scott contacted me via myspace and let me know that he thought my music was good, and invited me to play a show at a night that he had set up for independent performers. the owner of a cafe in Seattle let him set up the night, which included a dj set by someone who unfortunately i can't remember but the music he played was ambient dance. given i really wanted to experience live play and i was eager to get the word out to others about my music, i accepted quickly.

 

that evening, i had to fill an hour and a half worth of time, and given that i didn't really have that much material ready for live play at that point, i split it between instrumental music and vocal music. there were some awkward moments (the mic feedback while i was setting up the first vocal track woke everybody up, the fact everyone was mostly there to check the web and drink coffee was another, and by the end i wasn't even sure to whom i was performing), but it was an excellent learning experience and i met some cool people with whom i unfortunately did not end up staying in contact.

 

scott, unfortunately, could not pay me for my appearance, and instead gave me some cd-rs of infected mushroom and juno reactor albums (i don't have them anymore, sorry). i didn't care; it taught me a lot and it was for sure something that helped me grow as a performer.

 

my equipment that night was an apple ibook running reason 2.5, a behringer 4-channel mixer, and a digitech multi-effects pedal.

 

to the best of my memory, the track list included these songs, most of which will not be heard live ever again. this is not in any order.

 

  1. • Dissolved
  2. • Deterioration
  3. • Shapeshifter
  4. • The Chained Phase I: Flow
  5. • Wandering Light
  6. • The Return Home
  7. • Anthracite
  8. • The Dream Is Dead
  9. • Dead Reckoning
  10. • Before Nowhere
  11. • Uncontrollable-D
  12. • Fountain Square
  13. • Vector Damage

 

but who knows what the future will hold?