Hi, I'm a huge fan. I'm sure you hear that all the time! lol I just was wondering if you tour in Canada, if not, why. If so where can I find your information. I also would like to know when you all started playing your instruments? Again, We love you here in Calgary, Ab and cant wait to see you live! Cheers, keep up the great music!
Hey Jennifer, we've toured Vancouver and Toronto before but would love to do more.
As for when we started playing…
Evan - 14 for double bass
Josh – 16 for mandolin, maybe 8 for guitar
Kieran - 7
Kirin - 8...but absolutely zero practice until 14ish
Serge - 13
Has I was mentioning it last night, we have many Juilliard Student's come and perform at the Hamilton Innovative Senior Center on W 73. It would be great to have them hear all of your instruments playing all so many kinds of music. Have you ever asked to do a concert at Juilliard?
We haven't, but that sounds fun!
Most of the videos have links to download the MP3, though I see some of them are broken. Until I can fix them, all the tracks are here (with download links):
¡Ojalá! Nosotros los mantendremos informados.
Thanks! We'll try to make it up there soon and will keep you posted.
Hey guys! What type of pickups/amplification do you use on your instruments? I just recently bought the headway "band" pickup for my violin and it picks up everything and there is a lot of feedback. I caught your last show in Chicago and have been a huge fan ever since!!!
Yeah, we haven't had great experiences with the Band.
Evan/bass - Fishman Full Circle pickup + F Deck HPF Pre preamp
Kirin/cello - Schertler STAT-C pickup + LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI
Kieran/violin - StringAmp & piezo pickups blended with a Mackie mixer + LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI
The Baggs DI can notch out tricky frequencies to help with feedback.
Hi! I just found you guys yesterday and now I'm officially hooked! I really like the band's name and I was wondering what was the inspiration/origin of it?
Anyway, love your music!
A new fan
Our freshman year in college, the name and acronym came to Josh simultaneously in a flash of inspiration. He and I (Evan) were just a duo at the time, but we both loved the sound of it so much that we immediately started calling ourselves Miracles of Modern Science. When we ended up as a band of classical strings, the name took on a layer of irony.