On the evening of Sunday, November 12th we are proud to present experimental guitarist J Collin (UK), free jazz duo Sun Trash (CMH), experimental electronic multi-instrumentalist Shred van Winkle (CMH), and sound artist Jordan Spencer (CMH). The performance will take place at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery (13 E. Tulane Rd, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 7:30pm. BYOB, all ages.
About the performers:
J Collin is a guitar player from Lancashire, UK, currently based in Sweden. On record he plays either improvised freeform abstract blues or through-composed minimalistic utilitarian drone music. His live shows are improvisations using a system of body, mind, breath, strings and electricity. His most recent LP is The Nature (Early Music; 2017).
Sun Trash is a free music/ friendship duo of Nick Weckman (clarinet, trombone, voice, loops, uke, trash) and Caleb Miller (sax, MS-20, keys, clarinet, laptop, trash) based in Columbus, OH. They simply strive to make something together.
Nathan-Andrew Leaflight (Shred van Winkle) began his studies of keyboards, electronic music, and ethnomusicology at Oberlin College’s Conservatory in the early 1980s. By the mid 80s, he was combining various world musics with both rock music and electronic compositions. He began studying pedal harp in the early 1990s, under the tutelage of Jane Cauffiel Thompson (a student of Carlos Salzedo’s). The primary rationale for this? His feeling that there were already just too many great pianists. He began his experiments with amplified harp and effects pedals in the mid 1990s. In 2000, he joined Philadelphia avant-prog band The Red Masque as a founding member. In the mid 2000s, he switched to playing the electric lever harp. Time passed. Seasons changed. The world went on its way, as it does…
Shred van Winkle is an attempt at metaphorical autobiography. He is a character who has slept too long, and now feels separated from his natural time, in surroundings surprisingly unfamiliar. The persona and the music are a means of addressing modern society’s staggering pace of development, which has far outstripped any meaningful changes in its most basic component: the individual person.
Jordan Spencer lives in Columbus, OH. He is behind the cassette label Cabin Floor Esoterica and the print operation Painted Door Press. His recent sound work has explored small sounds, field recordings, sine tones and strings with an ear toward domesticity and accidents. This evening he will present a short sound installation for five cassette players.