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John Luttrell – Atmospheric Music
November 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
It’s not surprising that the music of guitarist/keyboardist John Luttrell incorporates a variety of different influences, given the diversity of his background. A true world citizen, John was born in Venezuela and has lived in Libya, Nigeria, Switzerland, England, and currently in the US. Described as “Atmospheric Music,” his sound draws from ambient, new age, jazz, and progressive rock. His professional resume includes writing scores and soundtracks for several films, documentaries, and multimedia projects. He is also involved in cinematography, production, and editing and is the founder of multimedia production company BasisMedia Communication, as well as the founder of OtterSong Records in southern California, which dates back to the late 80’s. Balancing all this with his work as a composer, singer-songwriter, producer, and performer certainly keeps John’s creative juices flowing.
Levi Chen’s unique musical voice combines ambient electric guitar textures with traditional instruments from around the world, forming a sound that is simultaneously private, passionate, and expansive.
A prolific composer and producer, Levi has released eight albums with sounds ranging from the spare solo guitar of Tao to the abundant washes and gu zheng layers of Haiku Moon. Meditation of My Soul focused on the interplay of ambient guitar and Chinese harp; Liquid Gardens explored a band format; Alhambra marked the evolution of Levi’s solo sound and the return to his acoustic origins.
Levi’s eighth record, Devocean, spanned the two years after his father’s death in 2005. The album generated an award-winning music video, “Sound and Recent Sorrow (SARS),” and earned Levi recognition as 2007’s Best Instrumental Artist (Los Angeles Music Awards).