Posted in music | pictures on June 26, 2008

photos by Zach Dilgard

Silver Apples @ Knitting Factory

"I spent a year after Danny died sampling his sounds from banks of tapes that I had of him where he's just trying out new stuff and messing around for hours," he says. "I [captured] just about all of the sorts of different sounds that he would make on different drums and also a bunch of the patterns that he was working on. So what I've pretty much done is put Danny into an Akai S20 sampler, allowing Danny to still be a part of the act."

Simeon also does new material in the set, using Taylor's old drum kit.

"It's my projection, having known Danny for all these years, of what he might have thought of doing, how he might have put things together for all the new material that I'm doing," he says. "So Danny is actually participating in the new work as well. I love the whole idea of working with him electronically, posthumously. I hope that nobody would think that it's macabre. I just thought it was cleaner to do it that way than to bring in a new drummer and have a whole new personality, a whole new attitude, and a whole new interpretation of the work. I really think that's what he would want."
[The Cleveland Free Times]

Silver Apples played a mix of old and new songs at Knitting Factory in NYC Tuesday night (June 24, 2008). More pics below...

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Comments (11)

somebody's granddad fucking around with old computers in the basement.


Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2008 1:17 AM

somebody's grandkid fucking around with a new computer in his parents'-financed apartment.

Posted by Clams Casino | June 26, 2008 8:27 AM

burn!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2008 9:58 AM

still no post about sun city girls @ the knit??

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2008 1:05 PM

That is such a lovely way for him to compose new music.

Posted by TitoP | June 26, 2008 2:50 PM

seriously, the old guy looks fucking stupid. and clams you sound like a dumbass.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2008 3:31 PM

^^^ sad person. do you know anything about silver apples?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2008 3:48 PM

yeah, they suck balls. "avant garde" bullshit from 1934 or whatever the fuck. the music sucks, just deal with it.

reminds me, someone great once said, avant garde means bullshit in french.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2008 12:27 AM

ok, everyone that reads this blog is a faggot

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2008 1:09 PM

you gay bashing frat fuck. and i bet you vote republican, too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2008 2:40 PM

i wouldn't really call silver apples "avant-garde," they're essentially a pop band that came out during the 60's that was way too far ahead of its time. most of those songs are quite brilliant and they sounded great, still.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 2:21 PM

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