K.OSS Contemporary Art + Detroit Duo The Strange in conjunction with Eastern Market After Dark are pleased to present “Voices of the Carousel”, a cabaret style music performance by Brent McKay and Erik Nordin.
Voices of the Carousel tells the story of an astronaut (Christopher Strange) trapped on a lonely space station somewhere in the distant future. While contemplating his life purpose, he begins to hear voices that exploit his self-doubt. Which voice will Christopher ultimately follow?
This haunting performance combines the surrealism of Moulin Rouge and melodic impressionism of Erik Satie with the blurred edges of Pink Floyd.
Brent McKay and Erik Nordin have been performing together for over a decade. Their music has been on MTV and national commercials as well as charting nationally on college radio.
Voices of the Carousel was composed and created with a more symphonic approach with Erik on Piano instead of his main instrument drums. VOTC explores the duos struggle as artists to remain connected to their creative selves. Much of the music was composed spontaneously being improvised during the recording session. The album is a 17 song concept album which explores various characters living inside of the artists mind. Each is trying to influence the outcome. Dr. Charles Rains hypnotizes his patient to release these characters. The live show includes song, stories and audience interaction.
The carousel is the story of our lives, struggling to remember what it was like to be a child, free to explore and be creative.
We hope you can join us for this special evening on Thursday, September 19th from 8:30PM-10PM !
Check video trailer here