Endless Roar is an electroacoustic free-improvisation group who use audio-reactive technology to drive visuals through layered video projections. Saxophones, drums, double-bass and electronic effects oscillate between dense rhythmic energy and free-floating spaciousness. Video projection on multiple surfaces react to the music, and are specially created for each program and performance space.
Endless Roar has been an active experimental music group since 2014, and release their first vinyl "RUSH HUSH" with Jersika Records on October 25 2019.
Arvydas Kazlauskas, one of Latvia’s foremost saxophonists uses a combination of electronic devices which allows him to transform and loop the sounds of his 3 saxophones in surprising and creative ways.
Jachin Pousson, composer, visual artist and drummer, plays drums and a variety of electronics while controlling visuals.
Stanislav Yudin is a prominent double bassist appearing on multiple notable recordings, and is equally well-versed in orchestral, jazz, metal, and free improvisation. He similarly uses a variety of electronic devices to loop and transform his sound.
Endless Roar has evolved since its conception within the Noise genre, moving through Ambient Drone, Post-Rock and Free Jazz to arrive at it’s current state which is Free Improvisation, taking a necessary step away from the jazz vocabulary. However, we’ve kept elements of each style as we’ve grown, such as the loop and effect pedals, the synthesised noise shaper, and the electric guitar.
We’ve always been fascinated with trying to use new tech and gadgets to create our performances. We play and experiment a lot with tools like projectors, cameras, VJ software, loopers and effects, and try to form a kind of interaction from which something more than the music can emerge.
The music itself is necessarily free improvisation because at its core, Endless Roar is about creating circumstances where a small group of musicians can access and express their most exciting ideas and take full advantage of their unique skills together in real-time. Unlike free improvisation bands who claim to ‘show up and see what happens’, we spend a lot of time rehearsing and testing the technology.
We love playing this type of music because in doing so we learn to listen more and more carefully and creatively. It’s not about breaking all musical rules for the sake of it, it’s more about making up your own rules as you go along, together with others to discover what could be. It’s a conversation, a game of evolving and shifting moods and feelings, a microcosm of social life. We invite the listener to play a creative role in listening also, and to make one’s own story and experience of it, together with us.
October 2014 - Kanepes Kulturas Centres, Riga
February 2015 - Decibels Festival, Riga
February 2015 - Aristids, Riga
November 2015 - Aptieka, Riga
August 2016 - Waterpieces Festival, Riga
August 2017 - Waterpieces Festival, Riga
October 2017 - Zemlika Festival, Durbe
October 2017 - Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils
October 2017 - JVLMA Great Hall, Riga - review here
July 2018 - Kometa Festival, Riga
September 2018 - Kanepes Kulturas Centres, Riga
September 2018 - JVLMA Great Hall, Riga - review here
April 2019 - Jūras Vārti, Ventspils
Saxophones + FX pedal
Contrabass + FX pedal
Full Drum Kit
Keyboard + Midi Controller
Video Projector for onstage monitor
2 x Computers
- Audio Computer
- Video Computer
2 x Sound Cards
- 2 Outputs from Audio Computer to Mixer
- 4 Inputs from Mixer to Video Computer
Cables labelled blue
- 3 USB, 1 Jack, 2 HDMI
Professional sound technician to set up before sound check time.
Stereo PA + Bass Woofer
3 x Monitors
- Inputs: 4 Jack, 5 XLR inputs
- Outputs: 4 Jack Aux, 3 Monitors, Stereo L+R
Drum Mics: minimum 2, for snare and bass drum
Vocal Mic: for speaking
Smoke Machine controlled from stage
Basic Stage Lighting
Cables labelled orange
- 8 Jacks: 4 in, 4 out - 10 XLR: 5 in, 5 out
2 x 8000 Lumen Video Projectors
- Main Projector 1 + Stand
- Main Projector 2 + Stand
HDMI Splitter 1
HDMI Splitter 2
Cables labelled green
- 3 x HDMI Cables - 30m, 3m, 3m
CABLE ROUTING PLAN
stage LAYOUT plan
Each concert program is designed and themed specifically for the space and context of the event. We have performed in museums, cathedrals, festivals, conservatories, cultural centres and bars.
Themes have included the art of Mark Rothko, Drone videography in Riga, Cymatics, Noise/Glitch, Space Travel, and Macro videography. Speak to us if you have a specifically themed event or program request.