Lunar Event's music draws power from symbiosis rather than synthesis. The unique experience-musical, emotional, intellectual-of each of the two musicians (a male/female duo), interacting and reacting, gives rise to a complex weave of sound and feeling. Their concentration on the ebb and flow of feeling, rather than on the technical precision of the music, defines their sound. Lunar Event can use electronics to draw emotional blood.
Gwynneth Hermann and Derek Osgood met in the fall of 1995 in a Photo 1 class at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. After about a year, Derek drifted off into corporate America, while Gwynneth continued her studies towards a photography degree. Three years later, on her twenty-fourth birthday, Gwynneth received a call from Derek while at work, and their connection was re-established, with a new focus on music. Derek had already been working on the Lunar Event project since December 1998; Lunar Event began recording as a duo immediately after the August 1999 phone call, producing "Confessions of a Dirty Girl" within the first weekend of their reclamation. Recording went roughly, yet swiftly, and Lunar Event released their first EP, DROP, in March of 2000 on their American mp3.com band site. Sessions are continuing for the first Lunar Event full-length, due out later this summer.
514 West 43rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208