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Saturday, March 15 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Colourmusic

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Playing on his rich family history, Colourmusic is the first musical venture of one Roy G. Biv--a descendent of the famous alchemists, Sir Isaac Newton. Roy’s name is not his real name, it’s a pseudonym to protect his identity, and it is based on the silly child mnemonic device to remember the colors R(ed) O(range) Y(ellow) G(reen) B(lue) I(ndigo) V(iolet). Even though Roy’s name is a joke, his music is not, you see, Roy was born with a bizarre disorder called synesthesia. When Roy listens to music he actually sees color, and it is a disorder that has genetically plagued his family for centuries and had inspired Newton’s theory of colour music. The first album is a collection of songs inspired by Isaac’s theory on the relationship of colour and sound. All the music you hear was recorded, played and produced by Roy Biv in the basement of his father’s church. If you’re interested in catching Roy on tour, good luck, as he’s taken four of his friends who are all pretending to be him. Since he belongs to a family of great fame, it has been his wish to maintain his own privacy as much as possible. If you ever catch them on tour, plan to see five fellas who all pretend to be Roy Biv, and none of them are gonna give away the secret identity of who their truly prodigious songwriter is.
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/72052.html

Saturday March 15, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Maggie Mae's Rooftop 323 E 6th St

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