Animal Hospital is a 30 person guitar ensemble created by Kevin Micka, a musician and recording engineer from Boston, MA. Kevin typically performs solo, looping himself as he plays various instruments, weaving together a truly incredible sonic experience for the listener. Over the last several years, Kevin has adapted the music of Animal Hospital into a larger guitar ensemble performance complete with a string section and two drummers. The Animal Hospital Ensemble performs his looped compositions in real time to an enthusiastic audience positioned within the circle of musicians.
Animal Hospital’s music is a surround sound, immersive experience.
Showcasing Animal Hospital + the Ensemble
First – I asked Kevin (with the help of drummer, Frank) to shoot a video of his crazy effects box. This is a custom box housing much of the sound that makes Animal Hospital what it is. The site opens with a silent video of the box playing in the background, while Kevin’s hand moves in and out of the space.
After, the visitor can explore the two primary sections of the site: Animal Hospital (the music, Kevin, the solo performances and press) and the ensemble (Animal Hospital but on steroids). We wanted to keep these sections unified but different.