15 years of tuberific fabulousity
Welcome to the Set
Founded on an auspicious evening in November of 1996, the idea was to create a platform that would allow musicians of all different backgrounds and characters to add their own individual blend of skills and energy to the overall mix.
Rather than finding any particular style to play, it seemed to make a lot more sense to let everyone’s quirky personality unfold and see where it would take us. This way, the Chemystry Set could just stay the Chemystry Set while everyone was constantly evolving and experimenting with all the diverse elements inherent in it.
Ultimately, it was the love for music and exploring the unknown together with fellow kindred spirits that brought us together and lent our eclectic orchestra its backbone and character.
The Wall of Fame
click on thumb for a list of Chemystry Set rockstars!
What's a swollen, fleshy, underground plant got to do with it?
After 14 years, 6 albums and countless shows, the band has spread into different geopgraphic and creative directions and is ready to move from a performing and recording entity into happy archiving retirement. Picture a bunch of reel to reels, DAT tapes, and VCRs, add an ice cold beer by the swimming pool (or in[…]
On November 13, 2009, Chemystry Set performed Dancing on the Brink of the World at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco. Accompanied by a multimedia presentation of Evelyn Terranova’s paintings and evolutionary astrologer Steven Forrest’s audio interludes, this movie introduced the project to the audience.
Set to the song Walk, this multimedia music video takes a look at how the diminished role of walking in industrialized societies stands in direct cause and effect relationship to our oil addiction and associated issues like global warming, peak oil, pollution, and public health. Walking is a literal pathway into our community and the[…]
Song for Joel & Aidan – by Chemystry Set
Baba & Sven jam on Simple with Bay Area musicians at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA for FODfest ’08.
This is the trailer for the book w/CD Dancing on the Brink of the World, a glorious blending of art, fiction, astrology, and music for each of the twelve zodiac signs, including short stories by Sven Eberlein, star gate paintings by Evelyn Terranova, cosmic evolutionary astrology by Steven Forrest, and alchemical songs composed and recorded[…]
An intimate look into the recording of Chemystry Set’s 3rd CD, The Last Real Experience, on the Bay Area’s CBS Evening Magazine, 2/4/2003. Follow The Set from their rehearsal space to Dickie and Patty’s bedroom. It doesn’t get much better than this!