Music Monday: Watch Space Flower an Uno Lady Improv Performance

Improv audio synced to the scenery of California’s redwood forests.

Performance recorded March 6, 2017.  Filmed with a GOPRO in El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve in Redwood City, CA and around the giant sequoias of Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Arnold, CA.

Music was created with vocal through Earthquaker Devices effect pedals and Boss RC 30 loop pedal.

 

 

Cleveland Magazine: You Need To See This Vocal Looper In Action

Christa Ebert, also known as Uno Lady, puts on a performance that needs to be seen to be believed.
Whoever said you needed more than one person to form a band forgot to tell Christa Ebert. Performing under the moniker Uno Lady, this one-woman choir uses a microphone, small mixer and loop pedal perched on a podium to create an emotional musical experience. Each performance is a little bit different as Ebert, 35, uses her pedalboard to layer haunting melodies with syncopated beats on top of rich soundscapes to create her distinctly transportive music. With a record on the way this year, Ebert continues to create new sounds to entrance and mesmerize her audiences.
My earliest memories are of singing. I remember trying to organize a concert on the playground in the third grade. I have no choice but to sing. It’s a part of me.Uno Lady is basically myself, but a fancier version. I have always wanted to be in a band, but it just wasn’t happening. So I started to create music on my own. At my first gig at Pat’s in the Flats in 2007, I sang into my computer alongside a projection of an old drug education film to have a visual element. I would describe Uno Lady as a one-woman ghost choir, lush layers, captivating, mesmerizing, always spinning you into a musical web.My process has definitely evolved over the years. I started with a laptop and a microphone and then built my first homemade podium with a space for my computer and my loop pedals so I could build songs live and the audience could see me create.

Letting the audience see my process helps them get in the moment with me and be a part of a shared experience. Music is a way to connect with total strangers. It’s a way to find your tribe hundreds of miles from your home. I really appreciate when someone shares their attention and is open to experience the performance with me. It makes us feel like we’re in it together.

Sometimes after the show, people will share that I reached them or inspired them to create their own music.

I had a tough biker guy once tell me I made him cry. I had written a song called “Ash Wednesday” about a tragic fire that happened in Lakeview Elementary School in 1908. I told that biker guy, “I’m sorry, and you’re welcome.”

During a show, I get caught up in the moment, lost in the music, and I’m part of that place and time where everything floats by. Ideally, I reach a good flow and nothing is going through my head except the music. But it took a lot of work and discipline to get to that space. I used to have intense stage fright. Nerves are proof that I am challenging myself, trying something new and growing as a person.

At the end of a concert, I want audiences to know that they are not alone and that someone understands them. They can do whatever they want to do. — as told to Ken Schneck

Full article

 

 

Watch Uno Lady’s submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest

 

Uno Lady is Christa Ebert, a one-woman ghost choir from Cleveland, Ohio. Uno Lady composes songs using only her voice, effect pedals, and a DIY podium desk. Sanguineous means optimistic, and was written, recorded, and filmed by Christa Ebert.

This song was written during She Shreds Magazine‘s #1riffaday challenge that took place in December. Artists were asked to create everyday and share what they wrote on Instagram. You can see/listen to all the entries on Uno Lady’s Instagram @TheUnoLady 

Listen to Bones!

My favorite project of 2017 was a collaboration with a new friend in the UK, The Death Particle. The record was released a few days ago on Spotify, Bandcamp and Soundcloud. The entire album is captivating.

I’m super excited to share this song because it is like nothing I’ve ever done before. Check out Bones!

 

I was also asked to help cover “Widower” by Dillinger Escape Plan and I accepted the challenge.

Creating something new and expand my comfort zone feels good. I hope you enjoy it!

Free download of White Hurricane

To commemorate this snowy occasion here’s a free download of “White Hurricane” off the first tape release, “I really like genetics but I’d rather have a good time.” You can download this song and others off that album at the bandcamp and soundcloud.

I wrote this song while walking my dog, Flip, after a blizzard. The sloshing sounds are field recordings of that walk, my feet, his dog paws, crunching through the ice crust that covered the ground. The beat birthed the song. Enjoy!

 

Sold out of records!

The first pressing of Amateur Hour has sold out!  I’m pretty exited about selling out of a self-released and self-distributed record. Although it means I’ll have less merch to offer at shows, it feels like I completed a chapter.

That being said,  I have 200 record covers living in my attic and the master stampers if anyone else is interested in putting out a second limited pressing 🙂