Preston Poe and Kyle Hester present YOUTUNES
Preston Poe and Kyle Hester have collaborated creatively as artists and musicians for the past ten years. Past projects have included musical performances and performance projects such as “Woody’s Ghost” for Conflux International Performance art festival and”YouTunes” at the Contemporary Art Museum in Baltimore, as well as independent spaces in New York City, Miami, and the “ArtBarn” at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York.
WHAT IS YOUTUNES?
YouTunes is a personalized song customization and distribution system. Poe and Hester invite you to participate by filling out a simple primarily multiple-choice form. Based on your answers, the artists will craft a custom-made song just for you.
“We’ll write, play, sing, record and burn a CD just for you on the spot — all for 99 centavos”
In an effort to compete with iTunes, the artists will be charging 99 cents per song. You bring a dollar bill and they will give you back your very own song burnt on CD and penny for your thoughts change. Choose your themes, rhythm, key phrases, and musical style, and they will match it to a carefully considered, spontaneous, personally crafted melody — with lyrics to boot!
All of our songs are free to download from our website, and video samples may be found on Youtube as well.
The cache of musical YouTunes styles and instruments includes (but is not limited to) Theremin, electric “micro” pipe organ, washtub, acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, various percussion instruments, and many other surprises.