19.07 shedding, live in the upper midwest usa: milwaukee and chicago


i’m pleased to let you know that i’ll be performing two shows this summer after visiting a very special lake up north in wisconsin where my mother wanted her ashes spread.

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.


Already interested due to murmurations being a source of inspiration.


Cool, hope you can make it. I’m trying some new ideas I’m calling Flapping and Chirping too, so it isn’t just Flocking anymore. BUT, conceptually all sort of that same framework, just trying to expand the possible palette and take some chances and see what directions things can go.


Unfortunately Madison fell apart last minute. Totally open to ideas if anyone has suggestions for where to play in the area on Saturday the 6th. If I’d have known, I’d have booked Chicago on Saturday. Doh!

Nice to be packed light for shows. If any of you know folks in Milwaukee or Chicago, send them my way. Madison fell through last minute unfortunately. I think I may try to come back north in October and play Minneapolis and Iowa City too. :slight_smile:


Our setup has ballooned up so much, I’m envious! I’m currently trying to strip things down again.

(PS there is already a good PA in Milwaukee so I’m not bringing mine… although we will have 3 bass amps and 4 exciters with us instead…)

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Unfortunately Wild.church had to cancel the Milwaukee show but Paul Feyertag from that duo graciously offered to play and my buddy Tom Wincek, who was to play the now cancelled Madison show is zipping over to play. Tom has been involved in Emotional Joystick, Field Report, All Tiny Creatures, Volcano Choir, and Collections of Colonies of Bees. His solo tunes are amazing!