On the evening of Saturday, June 24th we are proud to present experimental percussionist/composer John Klimchak (GA), experimental electronic musician Charles Shriner’s solo project dRachEmUsiK (IN), and experimental electronic musician Jeremy Purser (CMH). The performance will take place at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery (13 E. Tulane Rd, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 8pm. BYOB, all ages.
About the performers:
Klimchak is a composer known for his use of electronics & homebuilt instruments. His work has been seen in dance, theater & solo performances around the world. In 2011, he was given a grant by Idea Capital to make a series of compositions for home-built percussion instruments with lights incorporated in them. They were performed in 2012/2013 as flash percussion performances, titled Klimchak’s Lebeato Lounge. In March, 2015, Klimchak premiered his solo show, CooksNotes, in which he makes music on kitchen implements while cooking dinner for the audience.
Klimchak regularly performs solo shows featuring the Don Buchla designed Marimba Lumina. Only about 100 of this very rare instrument were made. With the Marimba Lumina the percussionist is able to perform live music that would normally take at least 4 musicians. His multi-instrumental compositions are played with 4 separate mallets, six foot pedals and a breath controller. As added touches, his sets usually include 4 or 5 small percussion instruments, some chanting or tuvan throat singing and at least one solo on the theremin.
dRachEmUsiK is the solo project of award winning musician sound designer and producer Charles Shriner. dRachEmUsiK combines a plethora of nuanced techniques in order to create groovy and meditative soundscapes; giving structure to improvisation. This style manifests itself into an organic and natural composition of a free flowing design resulting in improvisations and structured pieces ranging from ambient to glitch-groove, noise to nujazz.
Jeremy Purser is an Ohio-based artist, designer, and musician. His sound practice is based around iterative processing and imaginary internal spaces. His recent output includes “Levain,” a collection of improvisations with Nathan McLaughlin released by Cabin Floor Esoterica, and “Music for Indoor Cats” a self-released tape of ambient meditations.