My set, called The Originating Spirit, will be an exploration of improvised sound and painting/drawing. If my creativity is a reflection or manifestation of my spirit, it may be interesting to hear and see how the two modalities of improvisation intersect.
Sharing the bill with Brian Chase's Drums and Drones project and Evan Miller:
Drums and Drones is the solo project of Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs / John Zorn) and is performed in conjunction with the stunning visuals of video artist Ursula Scherrer. The project uses drums and percussion as a medium for ‘going inside the sound:’ that of constructing expansive soundscapes, like aural snapshots of tone, to uncover the richness of sonic depth hidden within the resonance of these instruments. Similarly, the visual component investigates and reconstructs elements of found forms, whether in filmed objects or simply light itself. In the live video projections, an architectural abstraction continues to emerge and re-evolve, and layers stack to reveal shifting fields of depth and perception. Drums and Drones credits initial inspiration to La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s legendary Dream House installation in TriBeCa, NYC.
Evan Miller is a percussionist and improviser based in Dayton, OH. He works with percussion, found objects, cassette tapes, and field recordings to create music drawing equally from drone and free improvisation. Evan is also a member of Neutrals, an experimental percussion duo, with Andrew Seivert.