San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
NERVE featuring JoJo Mayer!
Where: Indiana Convention Center,
When: Saturday, Nov. 12th, 8:30pm
NERVE evolved out of Jojo Mayer’s legendary party event Prohibited Beatz in NYC during the late 90′s. Initially a platform for experimental interaction between DJ’s, visual artists, musicians and the audience, the collective eventually developed into a fine tuned group that cross-pollinated the premeditated format of programmed electronic music styles with real time, improvised music performance. Within that format, the band assimilated a wide spectrum of electronic styles from old school Jungle, Dub Step and Glitch beats to Minimal and Tech House and anything that could escape the confines of genre. In the process, the group managed to acquaint a new audience with improvised music for the first time and ultimately bring the Jazz tradition of improvisation, innovation, driving rhythms and stylistic evolution to the digital age.
NERVE re-examines and transcends the relationship between human creativity and digital technology and has created a new form of musical expression which is completely unique in the world today. The aim is authentic 21st century music.
NERVE sounds like electronic music, but it’s not. It doesn’t sound like jazz or rock, but it is. NERVE’s basic trio set up of Drums Bass and Keyboards is consistently accompanied by their own live sound engineer.
The current line up of NERVE consists of:
JOJO MAYER, Drums Swiss born Jojo Mayer started playing drums at an early age and had his first public performance at 2 sitting in with his dad’s band.
At age 18 he received his first international exposure when touring with Monty Alexander and backing up Jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone.
In the early 90′s he moved from Europe to NYC where he worked as a first call sideman for a wide range of artists and styles.
As a leader he created his seminal work with NERVE which established him as one of the great performers and innovators on the instrument. His concepts and techniques of reverse engineering electronic drumbeats in real time on a acoustic drum set introduced a new paradigm and opened the door for an entire generation of musicians to follow.
In 2014 Modern Drummer Magazines listed him as one of the 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time.
JOHN DAVIS, Bass & Low End Manipulation
Jojo’s partner in crime and counterpart in NERVE, John is the foremost proponent of synthesized electric bass culture today.
With his experience as a multi-faceted bass player and vast technical expertise as one of New York’s busiest recording and mixing engineers, John has developed the extraordinary facility to emulate almost any sequenced synth bass line from his bass guitar and pedalboard in realtime.
JACOB BERGSON, Keys & Synths
Jacob initially started to work with NERVE as a recording engineer for the “The Distance between Zero and One”sessions in 2010 .Recently, he also started to lend his talents as a keyboardist and producer to the group. His broad stylistic experience in Jazz, electronic and pop music and his skills with synthesis make him not only a perfect collaborator for NERVE but for a wide range of contemporary artists including Rubblebucket, Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic), Diiv, Moon Hooch, and Janka Nabay.
AARON NEVEZIE, Sound and Realtime Audio Deconstruction
Stepping up into NERVE’s proprietary Real Time Audio Deconstruction concept Aaron interacts with and manipulates the band’s sonic output during live performances, turning the sound desk into a musical instrument by supplying many of the textures usually created in post production in real time. Co-owner of The Bunker Studio, he brings years of studio-honed engineering skills and techniques to the band, stretching the boundaries of live sound and concert experience.
This concert is part of the 41st annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) the World’s Premier Drum & Percussion Festival! Join thousands in Indianapolis, IN, November 9-12, 2016 for 4 days of concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations showcasing all areas of percussion featuring the finest percussionists from around the world!
To purchase additional single session tickets, please visit the main ticket page.
To purchase a 4 or 1 day badge, please visit PASIC.org.
Q: Do I have to be a member of PAS to attend PASIC?
No. VIP and All Access members receive significantly discounted pricing for 4-day and single-day passes, which include access to all clinics, concerts, meetings, expo, and Marching Percussion Festival.
Those who wish to participate as part of the Marching Festival events, except DrumLine Battle, require Backstage Pass subscriptions (please see event applications for more details). Tickets for individual sessions and concerts are available for purchase, along with entrance to the International Drum and Percussion Expo, and subscription is not required for these individual purchases. Please click here for more information about PASIC 2016 Registration.
Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
ID is required at the time of ticket pick-up. There is no age limit for any PASIC event.
If you are registering as a “Student,” a current Student Photo ID is required to pick up PASIC Credentials. You must be a full-time student 26 or younger.
• Family members (with ID) must be accompanied by a registered attendee and may only attend the number of days as registrant.
• Children 12 and under are free with a paid registrant (either 4 Day or One Day badge).
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Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You will need to bring either your printed ticket or have your ticket available to be scanned on your smartphone.
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Q: What is the refund policy?
No ticket refunds will be given for any reason.
Q: How many people will be at PASIC?
Over 5,000 people attend PASIC annually.
Q: Can I take pictures/video/recordings at PASIC events?
While you are welcome to take pictures (no flash please), video and audio recordings are NOT allowed in any performance/clinic/meeting. A special media badge is required for those representing publications and websites. PAS reserves the right to stop and remove any individuals who ignore this policy.
Q: When is the schedule for PASIC available?
The schedule of concerts and clinics is posted in September. However, the schedule is always subject to change. Be sure to download the Guidebook app for the most up-to-date scheduling info.
Q: Where are all the events held?
All major PASIC16 clinics and concerts will take place in Indianapolis, IN, at the Indiana Convention Center. Details on which rooms the various clinics, concerts, competitions and meetings will be held in are available in the PASIC Guidebook app, the PASIC Program, and the PASIC schedule grids.
Q: Is there an official hotel for PASIC? Are there group rates available?
Yes. There are several hotels offering discounts for PASIC attendees through Wyndham Jade. You may make PASIC hotel reservations by visiting http://www.wynjade.com/pasic16, calling the PASIC Housing Bureau at 877-557-5332 (US & Canada) or 972-349-5856 (International), or Email: email@example.com.
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Percussive Arts Society, Inc
The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) is the world's largest percussion organization, with over 6,000 passionate subscribers from all over the globe. PAS hosts the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) annually, featuring the top names in drumming and percussion from around the world.