Missy Raines at the Frist with Multimedia Artist Robbie Hunsinger in Kandinsky Inspired Installation

Time-based artist Robbie Lynn Hunsinger will debut “Blue-Yellow-Red,” a new installation based on Kandinsky’s approach to color. The piece will be on view in the museum’s Rechter Room from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and during and after a Nov. 20 performance featuring bluegrass bassist Missy Raines.

Here’s what can be revealed: Beams of light will create bands of teal, yellow and red on the floor and a multichannel video projection will be shown on the far wall of the room. The videos are real-time visuals of music composed and performed by Hunsinger. “It’s a very high-tech example of synesthesia,” she said.

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The Cutting Edge of ‘Grass says The Free Lance-Star

“Raines is part of that lineage—a great player taking traditional music beyond its boundaries.” Thanks to the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star and Stephen Hu for the recent write-up.  Read Article.

The New Hip is set to play the Music & Spirits Concert Series in Fredericksburg VA Oct 25th, 2014 at A. Bowman Distillery.  Also performing will be the Americana roots-based South Rail.  Show starts at 7:30pm.  For Tickets

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2014 IBMA Bass Player of the Year Nomination- Thank You!

I am truly honored to be nominated again for 2014 IBMA Bass Player of the Year.
My sincerest thanks and gratitude to all who have shown their support through the years. And also, my deepest thanks to those who have influenced me (and continue to do so) with their music, their bravery, and their creative drive.
Congratulations to my fellow nominees- Mark Schatz, Barry Bales, Mike Bub and Darrin Vincent.   Fine company, indeed.

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