Darren Kramer Live Radio Interview
TODAY Fri Dec 7 @ 3:20pm MST
with Erik Troe "Afternoon Jazz" on 89.3 FM KUVO. We'll be spinning a couple tunes from new "Beyond The Boneyard" disc and discussing the unique CD release event at Gates Planetarium next Wed 12.12.12.
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Read “Modulate This!” Blog
The second single from the upcoming CD "Beyond The Boneyard".
Watch The Video!
Middle-Eastern Electronic Funk feat. Electric Trombone
Available Now for Download on iTunes & CD Baby!
Live DJ Performance for CD Release 12.12.12
Special Multimedia Event at Gates Planetarium
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The few photos used in the video are from Darren's visit to Cairo & The Pyramids of Giza back in 1997. (Yes, that's actually Darren’s trombone being held by a willing local man, as well as Darren playing trombone on the back of a camel!)
This new solo project "Beyond The Boneyard" is a cutting-edge live performance innovation that pushes the boundaries of the typical trombone stereotype as well as that of the traditional DJ. Kramer (aka DJ DKO) performs an inspiring live DJ remix of originals and covers via Ableton Live looping with electric trombone, virtual synths, vocoder, and the iPad Lemur App! Furthermore, this unique project is enhanced with spectacular visuals created in realtime by utilizing the latest VJ software to combine Kramer's world-class photography and original video with live camera feeds for a truly stunning interactive audio/visual experience. Due to its technological sophistication, "Beyond The Boneyard" is also being taught by Kramer as a popular media arts presentation and workshop in schools throughout the country.
“Beyond The Boneyard”
CD Release Performance Event
$25 General Admission
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
"A MUST see! This is truly a unique live performance innovation
and cutting-edge multimedia event."
"Like nothing you've ever seen or heard before. A stunning audio visual experience 30 years in the making!"
Ticket Price Includes:
• Event Program
• Commemorative Gift Bag
• Autographed Hard Copy of the New CD!
8:30pm Free Giveaway Drawing
8:45pm Reception / Meet & Greet with DJ DKO
Live Solo Performance & DJ Remix of Originals & Covers
• Ableton Live Looping
• Electric Trombone • Virtual Synths
• Vocoder • iPad Instruments & Controller
• Original Photography & Video
• Real-Time Visualizations on the Planetarium Dome
Free Giveaway Drawing!
All Tickets are Automatically Entered to Win:
• Mic Stand Side Mount for iPad 2&3 by TheGigEasy ($89)
• Exclusive T-Shirt by TheGigEasy ($20)
• DKO CD "Electric Quartet" ($12.97)
• DKO CD "In The Now" ($12.97)
• DKO CD "Quench!" ($12.97)
• DKO CD "DKO" ($12.97)
You will be emailed a PDF of your ticket within minutes after purchase.
Print and Bring the Ticket to the WEST Entrance for Admission!
A physical ticket is required for event admission,
eligibility for the free drawing, and claiming your gift bag after the show.
This is a Special Event
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at Gates Planetarium
Located Inside the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
No Tickets will be sold at the museum OR at the door!
Tickets Available ONLINE ONLY!
Limited Seating • One Show Only
For more info please call 303.478.5302
Today Jan 13, 2012 marks the 5th anniversary of Michael’s passing. I was in NYC at the IAJE Conference in 2007 when fellow trombonist Robin Eubanks informed me of the extremely sad news. My life was then in a serious state of depression and mourning for several weeks but I was compelled to attend Michael’s memorial on Feb 20, both as a sign of respect for all he had given the world of music and to help close a chapter in my musical life. I still think of Michael often and continue to be inspired by his genius ability to combine technique, technology and emotion...both on Tenor and EWI. Something I strive to achieve daily with this electric trombone project of mine. I can only imagine what Michael would be doing today with all of these recent advances in technology. It is with deep gratitude and respect that I chose to release this long-awaited project “Beyond The Boneyard” on this day, with the title of the single “Heavy Metal Paperclip” paying homage to one of the best CDs ever...”Heavy Metal Be-Bop”.
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"Heavy Metal Paperclip"
The first single from
the upcoming CD
"Beyond The Boneyard"
Friday The 13th!
I’m very excited to announce the long-awaited release of my first single “Heavy Metal Paperclip”. My electric trombone solo project “Beyond The Boneyard” is finally nearing completion and I will be releasing several more singles in the coming weeks. Please check back often or join the mailing list to receive a monthly newsletter. Thanks for listening!