Hi-tech rock’n roll staging and pipe and base exhibit supplies blend seamlessly in in this unique touring backdrop setup for Joe Cardamone.
Critically acclaimed Los Angeles artist Joe Cardamone has been secretly slamming away making beats on an MPC during late nights in his studio. Although these beats were initially played with no goal besides personal creative expression, his network quickly identified that his style holds a unique singularity and power. Over the course of 2016, the night beats evolved into a powerful collection of over 40 songs. This collection juxtaposes both contemporary street and popular sounds, manipulated by punk death noise and psychedelic visuals to mesmerize and energize the eyes. Heavy and Beautiful. Noise and Melody. Tunes conjured from samples and sounds with conventional instruments cast away.
Joe’s album Holy War will be released over the course of 2017 in a series of volumes. The Holy War Tour is currently travelling through Europe, with the month of November filled with dates in Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands and beyond.
For Joe’s tour, he needed a portable, easy to set up 10′ x 16′ white projection surface that would be tour friendly and take front projection well (with some wrinkle resistance). Rather than mess around with rigging, a ground support system was determined to be the most friendly for this purpose. We settled on some exhibit supply components – a unique use for telescopic adjustable pipe and base components. Two uprights and bases with one 16 foot span drape support all bundled neatly into a carrying system that is bus and airline friendly.
For the projection surface, a soft fabric substitute was most viable for going in and out of a carry bag after each show. Traditional projection screen from vinyl isn’t tour friendly, however our Internationally Certified Trevira Polyester Muslin is a perfect cloth substitute for a front projection surface. We crafted the drape with a pocket top so that it was an easy and neat installation onto the drape support of the “goal post” style pipe and base set-up.
Joe was an awesome client to work with. We are always delighted to work with creative, passionate and talented musicians. Keep your eyes and ears open for Joe Cardamone’s Holy War – and don’t miss an opportunity to catch a performance.
See and hear more of Joe Cardamone:
YouTube: Out Of Road from the Holy War Collection https://youtu.be/iB9jb87lJ-s