“The Marburg Collective is a flexible group of creative folk who are connected by their creative work. The work has produced audio recordings, multimedia shows, live house concerts and open mic nights.
We are a network of engaged citizens whose aim is to be a meaningful resource for our city’s creative community, empowering those who seek means of self-expression.
The Collective has existed as an extension of the Hotel, a functional residence, home recording studio and performance space, located on Ludlow Ave in Clifton.”
Now we are moved away from ground base, which was Marburg Hotel, and with unintentional redefinition of motives, goals, reasons to be … our Collective, which is an ambiguous corpse , is forming circles through ripe activity.
So, this is what we are doing.
Primarily, there is a group of us – aspiring musicians – seeking to fill our time here with the spontaneity of novel musical phenomena, exploring beautiful sound worlds, to do what we love to do, and to “make a living” doing it. The grand effort is daunting but necessary, and each day brings an emergency of fresh material, potential projects, mindful drafting and eager struggles, as we urge to craft gifts with sound which we may ultimately exchange for your support. It is not easy, but this is our effort.
We once exploited our old apartment space in order to offer live aesthetic experiences. The aggregate of experiences came to form a transparent sphere, ever-malleable and humble, as a flower lends itself for consumption. Effortful activity bred a momentum which herded many of us [Cinci folk and travellers] through the sphere, in a fashion not unlike rings and circles begin to overlap, varying networks find pivot point persons and there unfolds the spawn of anomaly, a brilliant harmony or a break in evolutionary uniform. Eureka! and now we are excited, we are crafting, exchanging ideas and building upon that which may have been dormant and now emerging with steady viscosity from the subconscious.
Now, we are pursuing various projects, which serve to bring purpose to this collective front. One project emerging beautifully is Marburg Archives, a series of regular audio releases, offering tracks siphoned from events which occurred and were recorded live from the Marburg Hotel . This first issue is compiled from a particularly special Open Mind Night [open mic] at the Hotel, during which we celebrated the one-year anniversary of the series. Download the entire album [for free] to reveal a hidden track! More tracks from this night to come in a later issue. Wonderful visuals by Lindsay Nehls [the boss]..
..for you to download and share freely, commemorate in nostalgia! or just listen. Also on the lefthand sidebar, link up with last year’s “Dear Neighbor” audio compilation, and a collection of video edits [cred. Lauren Pray] from many previous Marburg shows .
This webspace is a project in itself. Feel free to browse and extract as we fill it with real live media from past experiences and current news about our works and the local creative environment. We will attempt to keep our projects page updated with news and clips, and some of the projects are regular series of releases. Stay tuned for subsequent volumes of the Friends With Friends audio compilation series. Events page will begin to arrange information for the shows with which we are mostly involved, and will hopefully evolve to be an extensive database for broader Cincinnati activity. Under “About” page, in the History section you will find a thorough overview of our collective’s life by Bridget Nickol, as well as an archive of [almost] all of the shows which transpired during our stay at the Marburg Hotel. Tune in to bands closely associated with the Collective, and learn about the efforts of the studio in the new year.
The Marburg Collective is an aggregate of creative activity .. we are burgeoning forth into new year with bubble energies, collaborations, live experiences, swell season.
and as this is all / an improvisation, in no / particular order,
a happy new year, everyone .. and to our health !
- adm. [ w/MC ]