The Red Fetish and the Lost Civilizations Experimental Music Project in DC This Weekend

On January 31, The Red Fetish and the Lost Civilizations experimental music project will perform at Green Island, 2327 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009. The performance begins at 8 pm, and is part of the Indie Adams Morgan series.

The Red Fetish is a project of Alejandro Castaño and collaborators. Known for unpredictability in style, as well as an expansive catalog, The Red Fetish runs the stylistic gamut, from progressive string quartet compositions to stripped-down acoustic blues-tinged ruminations to experimental folk and prog spaces.

After two years of silence, The Red Fetish released Temporal Joke pt. I and II in December 2014. Temporal Joke is a three part song cycle focusing on religious themes from an atheistic perspective. The first part consists of songs for synthesizers, voices, guitars, and features vocalists Ianje Castellanos and Kris Kagei (of Betsy and the Bicycles). The second part consists of songs for marimba and piano. The third part, for chamber orchestra, will be released at a later date.

On January 31, 2015. Alejandro Castaño will play a set consisting of experimental and ambient pieces. As is common for The Red Fetish performances, there may or may not be collaborators.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (Tenor Sax, Saxello and Baritone Sax) and T. A. Zook (BassCello). Although it is essentially a duo and performs most frequently as such, it often features guest performers. When complex schedules permit, it now performs with Doug Kallmeyer on bass and electronics, Jerry Busher on percussion and electronics, Amanda Huron on percussion, Larry Gomez on percussion, Patrick Whitehead on horns and Emily Chimiak on vocals and violin.