BROADCASTING CREATIVE EXPRESSION
“The concept holds true across all areas of the musical world, but for underground and forward-thinking electronic music especially, it seems like a natural step to take matters into your own hands and create an autonomous platform for yourself. The Internet has always made this a more tangible possibility for musicians, and there is an element to the role of many a DJ and electronic artist in their constant search for sonic progression that seems intrinsic to the ever-changing face of this medium. Vancouver’s Chapel Sound collective are a prime example of how a cyber-connected world – what some might consider to be an alienating societal development – can be used instead to foster a musical community.
Broadcasting a weekly live video stream every Wednesday from their chapelsound.com website, the group describe themselves as “a collective of artists who’ve come from a variety of backgrounds and joined together in Vancouver to push creative expression forward without boundaries or prejudice.” The website and weekly show is a simple but effective setup – a webcam view of a living room shows a variety of people trading positions behind turntables for the duration of an evening, with the music travelling the breadth of the realm of IDM and cerebral beat music and its influences. Whilst to some the webcam element might seem a superfluous addition to what is primarily a musical venture, the explosive worldwide popularity of the Boiler Room platform suggests that the video element helps a geographically scattered audience to connect. “The live stream element was very much…”
by Andy Soloman for Beat Route Magazine
…our Chapel Sound peeps gettin’ love!