One-man entertainment system to perform at University of Findlay

Heatbox, a one-man entertainment system, will perform at The University of Findlay from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the Alumni Memorial Union atrium. There is no cost to attend, and tickets are not required.

Heatbox uses no tracks, samples or pre-recorded music. Each song and performance is distinctly unique. His music is described as being a crossover between Motown, a cappella, R&B, hip hop, soul and funk.

As he creates beats and builds songs “from the ground up,” Heatbox uses a Boss LoopStation RC-50 and a voice modulator to create music. A loop station allows musicians to record sounds – such as a drum sequence or a bass line – and play them back continuously. The model that Heatbox uses is housed in a seven-footswitch floor unit, which allows him to manipulate three stereo phrase tracks simultaneously.

Heatbox has produced two full-length studio albums, “Entertainment” and “System.” In addition, he co-produced two original music videos, “Pizza Funk” and “Jack & Coke,” with Boston video producer Spookie Daly.

Heatbox’s performance is part of the Music Bach’s Series, formerly the Bach’s Lunch Series. The series is entirely managed and organized by a student-led organization, the Campus Program Board, which works to bring high-quality entertainment to campus.

Additional performances in the Music Bach’s Series this year include classical guitarist Eddie Molina on Friday, Nov. 11, and vocalist Jake Ousley performing “Christmas with Jake” on Friday, Dec. 9. All Music Bach’s Series performances are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union atrium.

Questions about the program may be directed to 419-434-4606.

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Posted on October 14, 2011, in Pop Culture and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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