THURSDAY // 10.10.2019
Doors @ 6:30 // Discussion @ 7:00 // Meet LAZERBEAK @ 8:00
RAC MEMBER $10* // General Admission $15*
Join LAZERBEAK of Doomtree Collective + guests in an intimate conversation about the music industry, creativity and mental health. How do you balance working in the music industry with forming heart-felt relationships? How do you battle the choice between playing a gig and tucking your child into bed at night? Can a creative person maintain their music career and their mental health at the same time? Musician or not, ALL are invited to join the conversation. After the discussion, explore the Rochester Art Center’s galleries, purchase the artist’s latest music, and meet LAZERBEAK and special guests.
Mike Terrill of Fires of Denmark
Bekki Hart of My Town My Music
Dustin Hart of My Town My Music
*Additional Online Processing Fees Apply. Want to skip the Processing Fee? Order by phone (507) 282-8629 OR in person at the Rochester Art Center. Hours: Tues – Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Aaron Mader, known professionally as Lazerbeak, is a Minneapolis-based artist and producer. Aside from being a founding member of the Doomtree collective, he is also the CEO and General Manager of Doomtree Records, handling the day-to-day operations, management, and inner workings of the crew and label. Over the past decade he has worked with a wide range of artists including Doomtree, Lizzo, Matt and Kim, Shredders, Trampled By Turtles, Dessa, GAYNGS, P.O.S, Speedy Ortiz, Mixed Blood Majority, The Plastic Constellations, and the Minnesota Orchestra. In addition to original production and songwriting, Beak also works musically behind the scenes on commercials, movie trailers, TV shows, and remixes.
Lazerbeak Photo by Graham Gardner
FIRES OF DENMARK
Mike Terrill, known as Fires of Denmark, is a producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist artist from Rochester, MN. The project is a psychedelic look into songwriting and moving pictures while playing with rules on tempo, recording quality, lyrical ambiguity and optical illusions. On Sept 28th Fires of Denmark will be releasing their second full length album, “Interference”.
BEKKIE + DUSTIN HART
Bekkie and Dustin Hart are Co-Founders of Rochester, MN – based music promotion / production company, My Town My Music. Dustin and Bekkie balance their lives in the music industry, parenthood, and other pursuits with a keen sense of understanding, and are advocates for speaking openly about mental health.
Bekkie’s Take On Music
“Music is such an awesome thing. I believe it to be one of the greatest-ever creations, or at least my favorite one. The existence of music is intriguing to me. It seems to be one of our earliest inventions. And, while it isn’t absolutely essential to the perpetuation of the human race, it has stayed a constant throughout our existence, changing and evolving right alongside us. Music is one thing we all share, with its presence found in all known cultures.
Even for those who aren’t self-proclaimed music enthusiasts, music has the power to stir emotions, to move our bodies. It can transport us into our own memories. It conveys feelings when mere words cannot. Its effect on each of us is personal and individual, but it can connect us in a way nothing else can”