Liquid Skin gets Naked with Shoes

Steve Moshier’s “Liquid Skin Ensemble” is an original musical experience that has been breaking barriers all on its own for over a decade. From fine art to contemporary classical to post-minimalist acoustic/electric, its hard to put a label on the musical path that this 7-member group of musical artists have carved for themselves.

The “Liquid Skin Ensemble” has played everywhere from Seoul, Korea at the LG Arts Center, to headlining the “Real Music Festival” at Whittier College, with endless possibilities in sight.
Although this is not Moshier’s first musical project, this particular ensemble has drawn inspiration from multiple sources over the years ranging from classical musicians such as Beethoven to modern-day artists such as Radiohead. Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Franz Schubert and even Atoms for Peace are some of the groups favorites.

An upcoming show at the Highways Performance Space is sure to wow audiences with the collaborative performance of the “Naked with Shoes” dancing company. The mixture of live music and live dancing should prove to be a very original experience due to the compatible stance of the musical sounds the ensemble is known to be very talented at. This performance will be taking place on 18th Street Arts Center at 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA.

The “Liquid Skin Ensemble” has close ties to Rio Hondo College, not only featuring Steve Moshier on the vibraphone, but also featuring Janine Livingston on the Electric Piano. Janine is well-known for her piano instructing as well as her history of rock and roll course at the college, the artist offered some insight for anyone seeking a future in the world of art, “All arts are really the same, even though the tools are different, it all translates from one medium to another”.

Steve Moshier has an incredible amount of musical composing experience and the prestige to go with it. In 1989 he was named honorary “Artistic Associate – Composer” at the Los Angeles Theater Center, and has been nominated for numerous other titles including the Lester Horton Dance Award in 1966, due to his collaborations with dance groups. He has composed music that has been performed all around the world from Dresden, Germany to Fribour, Switzerland all the way back to the Japan American Theatre in Los Angeles. With an extensive repertoire like that, the music being produced by his most recent collective is sure to be quite the experience.