For many years I’ve been investing energy and curiosity into my evolution as a percussionist, composer, and producer. Crafting sound on all accounts but in different streams of creation and on radically different temporal scales. In one stream being a vessel for the improvisatory Intuition (capital “I”) that realizes transient sonic possibilities and in a flash un-preciously leaves them behind. In another, basking in and nurturing the same momentary sonic gesture for days/weeks/months until it’s found its home.
About 9 months ago I started working on a new solo set of music written for the confluence of these streams of creation. Live drums, live vocals, samples, loops, textures, all colliding and interacting in an environment of composition and randomization.
On a musical and spiritual level, this music is an exploration of degrees of control. It is an inquiry into the limits of control. The ease/suffering that manifest out of clarity/confusion around those limits. The ever shifting nature of those limits. The responsibility to question what is possible.
This set is still a work in progress, with a handful of working titles: “Remote Impossibility,” “The WIsdom To Know The Difference,” and “Hi-ho” among them. I’m super excited/nervous/curious to take it out for a couple test runs and share it with y’all over the next couple of weeks!
Saturday August 6th – 7:30 PM
Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts
17405 Lahser Rd. – Detroit – Large Courtyard
For more details: www.sidewalkdetroit.com