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A SoundIsRed set is as disarming as it is rare: behind every one-man track there is a pounding arsenal of flashing lights, frenetic lasers and dream-like fog, all driven and skillfully administered alongside an organic live beat and backed by a storyline that traces a group of interstellar characters. Performance influences apparent in the show flit between oddity-greats Gorillaz to Deadmau5 to the Blue Man Group–mold-breaking inspirations that inevitably move every SIR show beyond tired, old-news antics toward its own decidedly fresh and fictional universe. Because the project is populated by a small arsenal of flamboyant characters, SIR shows arenʼt complete until each appears on stage like an interspace apparition, dripping a strange kind of rapture onto the pulsing crowd. Meanwhile, helmeted land stick-spinning, the lead man SIR flashes between kit and synth like a circus-landed spacemen, issuing a heavy-handed trance with every click and hit. This crazed marriage of visual and audio feasts transcends the typical one-dimensional bounds of the dance/electro scene: SIR pounds out enthralling sets that fuel the hungry imaginations of the enraptured crowd, ensnaring them in his hopelessly fated world of electro-galactic dance.


Kevin Depree

SoundIsRed

Now well-versed in the ways of kits, production and performance, project creator Kevin DePree could boast his first production at the young age of 10. Dedicated and talented, he established himself quickly in the local industry, and by 19 he was touring with various groups across the U.S. and Europe. Thanks to hard-won skill and experience, DePree is a respected member of the vibrant coastal Michigan scene, making him well-poised to begin his climb to the ranks of the industry. It doesnʼt take long to notice that heʼs already well on his way; as the youthful mastermind behind SoundIsRed and Synesthesia, DePree is transporting fans to another realm, and his story is just getting started.

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SoundIsRed

Synesthesia is the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body. This medical disorder embodies several key mechanics in a developing story by SoundIsRed.

The concept of Synesthesia has been with SoundIsRed ever since the project was started in 2010. The goal of Synesthesia is to tell an original story though music and without dialogue. Then utilizing current technology, create a theatrical performance incorporating all of the Synesthesia and SoundIsRed content.


Graphic novel illustrated by:
Colin Chan - chanmeleon@gmail.com
Gairen Tembreull - Ttembruke@gmail.com


As a first step towards the Synesthesia project, SoundIsRed worked with Albatross Studios (Grand Rapids, MI) on creating a graphic novel introducing key components of the Synesthesia world. This graphic novel is available for purchase as a hard cover book on the SoundIsRed store. Within the graphic novel are over 120 digital paintings tracing a small cast of characters through their futuristic yet post apocalyptic world. The Synesthesia story follows these characters own self discovery, quest for knowledge, and breaking their own limitations to achieve a greater purpose than they were designed for. The introductory book is also accompanied by an original score by SoundIsRed and is available for your viewing in the video below.

SoundIsRed - Synesthesia Epilogue Graphic Novel

Introduction to the Synesthesia world:
A technologically integrated society is cultivating a new world from the poisonous ruins of an extinct civilization. In its efforts to expand, this emerging bionic race has deployed recycling facilities across the planet to salvage resources for its expansion. These recycling facilities are heavily automated but support a minimal troop of operators.

Music


Building Character

First full length SoundIsRed album

  1. Party Monster (5:55)
  2. TITQ - FT. Karisa Wilson (4:33)
  3. RumbleB - (6:00)
  4. Unsolved (5:27)
  5. MegaBoss (5:51)
  6. Pirate Electric (4:28)
  7. All Aboard (5:45)
  8. Optimal (6:11)
  9. Chicago Fire (5:58)
  10. REM (3:56)

Ready To Burn

Second full length SoundIsRed album

  1. Ready To Burn (5:35)
  2. For Tonight (4:58)
  3. Break The Grind (3:26)
  4. Out Of Time (7:06)
  5. Aftershock (6:03)
  6. Airbomb (4:10)
  7. TITQ SoundIsRed Remix (5:01)
  8. Press Play (5:59)
  9. Jet Pilot (3:26)
  10. Contained (8:02)

Christmas EP 2013

  1. Nintendo Jingle Bells (0:44)
  2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (1:24)
  3. Feliz Navidad (1:02)
  4. Angels We Have Heard On High (0:53)
  5. Away In A Manger (1:46)
  6. Carol Of The Bells (1:26)
  7. Little Drummer Boy (0:56)
  8. Jingle Bells (0:32)
  9. Frosty The Snowman (1:45)
  10. Hippopotamus (0:30)
  11. Joy To The World (1:40)




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Christmas EP 2013

Free Extended Play

  1. Nintendo Jingle Bells (0:44)
  2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (1:24)
  3. Feliz Navidad (1:02)
  4. Angels We Have Heard On High (0:53)
  5. Away In A Manger (1:46)
  6. Carol Of The Bells (1:26)
  7. Little Drummer Boy (0:56)
  8. Jingle Bells (0:32)
  9. Frosty The Snowman (1:45)
  10. Hippopotamus (0:30)
  11. Joy To The World (1:40)

Building Character

First full length SoundIsRed album

  1. Party Monster (5:55)
  2. TITQ - FT. Karisa Wilson (4:33)
  3. RumbleB - (6:00)
  4. Unsolved (5:27)
  5. MegaBoss (5:51)
  6. Pirate Electric (4:28)
  7. All Aboard (5:45)
  8. Optimal (6:11)
  9. Chicago Fire (5:58)
  10. REM (3:56)



Ready To Burn

Second full length SoundIsRed album

  1. Ready To Burn (5:35)
  2. For Tonight (4:58)
  3. Break The Grind (3:26)
  4. Out Of Time (7:06)
  5. Aftershock (6:03)
  6. Airbomb (4:10)
  7. TITQ SoundIsRed Remix (5:01)
  8. Press Play (5:59)
  9. Jet Pilot (3:26)
  10. Contained (8:02)



SoundIsRed T-Shirt

$20

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Video


TITQ : SoundIsRed Remix : ft. Karisa Wilson

TITQ : SoundIsRed Remix : ft. Karisa Wilson


Shot and edited by Jeremy Tremp: Jeremy@jeremytremp.com

Violin and vocal performance: Karisa Wilson

Karisa wardrobe by Bethany Grenier



What Is SoundIsRed?

What Is SoundIsRed



SoundIsRed - First ever show from February 2011

SoundIsRed - First ever show from February 2011

Shot and edited by Jeremy Tremp: Jeremy@jeremytremp.com

Contact


For show bookings: Booking@SoundIsRed.com

For music placement inquiries: Licensing@SoundIsRed.com

For Synesthesia permissions requests: PermissionsCoordination@SoundIsRed.com

For general contact about SoundIsRed or the Synesthesia series: Contact@SoundIsRed.com


Web design: mail.nicklill@gmail.com

Custom metal work: Steve Kurtz

Costumes: Tailored by TTENDEN

White SIR helmet: Crafted by Bob Dullum

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