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Chroma Studios, the Music Perspective

We here at Chroma Studios are fans of music ourselves, owning a record collection with well over 8,000 records (if you want to count them come on over). It is through this that we have developed the philosophy that all music has something to offer. Instead of not listening to it and saying it sucks we decided to open ourselves up to the opportunity to listen to a different perspective. Which is all music is really. A different perspective due to a different upbringing. It seems to me that we all could use the reminder that this is one of our strengths. It does not matter what style it is there are only 12 notes, there is melody, there is harmony and form. There is rhythm syncopated and straight. The beauty of all of that is it’s an individual’s voice that makes those 12 notes, melody, harmony, form, and rhythm all come together.

Whenever I rent spaces to bands, they ask what the rules are and this is my response. My number one rule for the band studios is be supportive of your fellow musicians no matter what you do or what they do.  We currently rent 19 band studios and these bands will provide the majority of the music at ChromaFEST. We rent space to all different types of bands. There are some cover bands, original bands, trained musicians, untrained hip hop, rock and roll, metal, and bands I have never heard. Chroma used to house a performance space where Chroma developed a relationship with many Singer Songwriters and poets who will be a part of ChromaFEST in what we call Tweener acts. The Chroma community will provide a diverse set of music that is Albuquerque.

If you are up to listening to a bunch of different styles of music all in one place as part of your day, mark down April 8th and come to ChromaFEST in Albuquerque, NM. I can make you this promise, you won’t be disappointed. More info on ChromaFEST will be shared as we get closer to April, stay tuned…

 

Chroma FEST! May 4th and 5th!

We are extremely happy to announce our next event! April 2012 marks our FOURTH anniversary in business and we want to celebrate with all of our friends, past and present! This is a two day event that we are calling “ChromaFest”.

May 4th, 5 – 9pm, Friday evening; is our open studio/artist reception at our Central location (1606 Central SE ste 201). Stop by and meet some of our studio artists and some of the artists who showed with Chroma gallery in the past; Cate Clark, Karl Horodowich, Karl Eschenbach, Samuel Kochansky, Jen Montano, Victoria Bryers, Robert Medina Cook, Gina Marselle, Jacqui Colozzi, te’ Zins, Katie Rooke, Paula Manning-Lewis, Bryan Beck and more.

May 5th, 1 – 10pm, Saturday; is an all day event! LIVE music from several of the bands that practice at the Roma location (600 1st street NW). We are closing down the street in front of the building (corner of 1st and Roma) and setting up a stage. Food vendor, band merchandise, and lots of local LIVE music!

The band list is currently;

Aaron Lewis
The Haptics
Jazz quartet
Psykick Monkey
Famous Blues Number
Wormhole
Shiva
Crash Habbit

AND…. MiM: Music is Medicine  will be present to raise money for Family Promise, a non-profit organization that supports homeless and low-income families.

So come one, come all! Check out the 1st annual Chroma Fest! Bring your friends and family!

Thank you for your continued interest in Chroma Studios! We hope to see you soon!