Date and Time
Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 8:00pm
Event: 2013 RPM Challenge Kick-Off
Date: Friday, February 1
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Pauly’s Hotel, 337 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Bring your voices and instruments and join the Albany Music Coalition for an evening of collaborative, participatory sound as we all come together on February 1 to guarantee RPM success. The evening’s work will be recorded and made available online shortly after the event.
After the recorded portion of the evening, stay to enjoy a performance by Oobleck, a five-piece funk-based instrumental horn band! Other special guests may be announced in coming days.
You can find more information about the RPM Challenge at www.rpmchallenge.com.
This event will be free and open to the public (ages 21+).
The RPM Challenge is a national project sponsored by The Wire Magazine that invites musicians to record an album during the month of February each year. The Challenge is a fun, non-competitive creative experience that many area musicians have participated in over the years.
Some participants say the best approach to the RPM Challenge is to record an album’s worth of just about anything on Day 1, to alleviate the pressure to produce and guarantee that, by the end of February, you will have “successfully completed” the Challenge. You will then be liberated to transcend the anxiety related to mere completion, and fully prepared to receive the sublime influence of genuine inspiration (or, at least, free to move on to the anxiety related to putting out a satisfactory performance in 28 days’ time).