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Air Space is the sonic dialogue between keyboardist Mike Effenberger and percussionist Brian Shankar Adler. Inspired by the minimalist structures of artists like Brian Eno, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Nils Frahm, the duo develops site specific, new music that takes the listener on an interactive journey through meditative and turbulent terrain.


Their expansive sound comes from Effenberger's clever use of analog keyboards, tape delays, and geological specimens pitted against Adler's genre-defying use of percussion from South America, South Asia and the sewers of Brooklyn. Blending Indian raga, post-Cageian minimalism, and lo-fi nostalgia with the occasional field recording of crickets, tiny sparks fly while the music retains a deceptively serene appearance.


 Air Space made its debut in 2022, performing in a casemate at Fort Gorges (Casco Bay, Maine). In 2024, the group released Cricket Cipher (Adhyaropa Records) and toured the Northeast, US.


"A brilliant collaboration and release..." ~Recording Artists Guild

"Sound art... meditative and ecstatic." ~Goosebumps

Upcoming Performances

7.25 Air Space & Jane Ira Bloom. Space. Portland, ME


Previous Performances

3.3.24 WSCA. Portsmouth, NH 

2.4.24 Barbès. Brooklyn, NY

1.5.24 Center For Maine Contemporary Art. Rockland, ME

1.23.23 Washington Baths. Portland, ME

8.15.22 Fort Gorges. Casco Bay, Maine