Simpson University Faculty, Friends Present Instrumental Electronic Show

For Immediate Release


Electronic Music ShowREDDING, Calif. - Simpson University music faculty and friends will present a night of indie-electronic music on Sept. 30 at The Stirring on Churn Creek Road.

The 7:30 p.m. show costs $5 per person and also features artwork by local artist Maria Wayman.

Starving Architect, a duo composed of Simpson University music professor Dwayne Corbin on drums and Simpson alumnus Jonathan Tucker ’08 on drums and electronics, will headline the evening.

Starving Architect“Dr. Corbin is well known to the community as the conductor of the Shasta Symphony, but Starving Architect reveals a completely different side of his wide-ranging musical skills,” said Dr. Dan Pinkston, chair of Simpson’s Music Department. “The music is somewhere between post-rock and indie electronica, but also has a strong sense of classical composition and development.”

Dr. Dan PinkstonThe show also features two opening acts: Daniel James, a multi-instrumentalist who combines samples, electronic sounds, and looping techniques to create improvised live music that crosses many genres; and Strange Fire, a side project of Dr. Pinkston, who teaches music theory and composition. Dr. Pinkston describes the brief pieces as “ambient and spacious, drenched with reverb and evocative of a post-rock, digital landscape.”

Starving Architect and Strange Fire have recordings available online on Bandcamp.

Learn more about Simpson University’s Music Department and faculty at


Related links:
04.12.2016 - Simpson Music Professor Composes Electronica Album
03.05.2015 - Simpson Presents Free Jazz and Electronics Concerts


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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