hi all, life is starting to get back to normal after a weird few years of personal and global drama. i haven’t played a shedding show in many years. no one in louisville really asks anymore and frankly i’m not that motivated to play to the same friends so much anyway. so between that and the tumult, my first shows in over four years are coming up in october. three of these shows i’m excited to be doing with my buddy andrew fitzpatrick. it’ll be great to discuss the finer points of big black ‘songs about fucking’ or helmet ‘betty’ in the car like we did so many years ago when i toured with his old band all tiny creatures. there’ll be some old friends and venues and some new friends and new venues. all the info on shedding shows is below. i’ll be sharing some new flock studies i’ve been working on.
- thursday, 23.10.19 at tritriangle in chicago, il (1550 n milwaukee ave.)
- friday, 23.10.20 at the jazz gallery in milwaukee, wi (926 e center st.)
- saturday, 23.10.21 at communication in madison, wi (2645 milwaukee st.)
- sunday, 23.10.22 at studio z in st. paul, mn (275 4th st e unit 200)
finally, my friend dustin (aka hairbrushing and fellow founding member of the free electronic association of louisville) and i will be doing our mutant techno duo GERUNDS in november. might as well share that here too. we don’t do that so often either, so i’m excited.
sunday, 23.11.12 GERUNDS with jon mueller and a jon mueller / tim barnes performance at camp social club in louisville, ky
hello, my friend mckinley at kaiju put together a little cropped out tribute weekend and it coincided with my fall break, so i am playing on saturday, october 5th at kaiju with sheri streeter, ouzelum, and hissing tiles. here is info on facebook. i’ll be trying some new ideas with a small setup. see you there 🙂
some news about releases soon hopefully.
i’ll be playing some little synth interludes before and between sets for my pals from wi who are on tour called daughters of st. crispin at kaiju on friday, august 30th. satellite twin and ritual/error are also playing. see you there.
i’m pleased to let you know that i’ll be performing a couple shows this summer after visiting a very special lake up north in wisconsin where my mother wanted her ashes spread.
i had hoped to have a new cd ready for release in time, but it wasn’t meant to be. more on that later. in the interest of contextualizing what i’m up to for these shows, my friends encouraged me to write a little blurb:
Over the past four years, I’ve been inspired by the movement of bird flocks to explore the relationship between chaos and order in nature. Once the musical environments have been developed, without any traditional sequenced patterns, the goal has been to react to that intentional volatility and explore the permutations of perceived order within the chaos.
There’s also an intent to deal with restraint as a reaction to the frequent excess in electronic music in a variety of ways. My reaction to the excess of sound means that about three-fourths of the set is comprised of a 2 second sample of 32 single cycle waveforms. The other quarter of raw sound is a handful of hi-hat samples and one kick drum sample. The restraint is also a reaction to the commodification and fetishization of gear within electronic music. This often leads to shallow exploration. Because of that I wanted to focus on a single complex, but compact, tool.