Halcyonaire, our next music residents

Zoo Labs is happy to welcome the Oakland-based, Halcyonaire, to our music residency this week. For four days, the band will live at the studio, participate in workshops to build strategy and record some new music.

The team is: Christopher Damien (Singer, Songwriter, Band Leader), Geoff Saba (Guitarist, Engineer, Producer, Owner of Itinerant Home Recordings), Joel Davidson (Drummer, PR), Alex Simon (Guitarist, Arranger). They also regularly collaborate with Brandt Burgess (Band member, Graphic Designer).

In their own words: “Halcyonaire produces music designed to be imaginatively positioned at the urban/wilderness threshold. We have done so thus far in a completely self-sufficient manner. We compose, arrange, and primarily track our songs at our producer and band-member’s studio, Geoff Saba’s Itinerant Home Recordings in Fruitvale Oakland. If necessary, Saba engineers the supplemental sessions required to complete the work at various Bay Area studios. The graphic design for all of our releases have been produced by band member Brandt Burgess’ photography of the California wild spaces that inspire our music on group trips we take. Halcyonaire endeavors to utilize the digitization of the music industry to redefine the way music and geography can offer immersive listening experiences for an emerging audience eager to experience music in new ways.”

We are truly looking forward to this week! More to come.