On the evening of Sunday, July 14th we are proud to present Detroit-based drummer/composer/producer/improviser Matt Daher, with improvising double bass and percussion duo Adam Lion + Matt Nelson (TN) and electronic musician/producer Dr. Zapata (CMH). Doors 7:30, BYOB, all ages. $5-$10.
About the artists:
Matthew Daher is a drummer, composer, producer, and improviser based in Detroit, MI. His creative endeavors and practices are driven by gnostic curiosity and are a vehicle for ontological exploration. His performance and composition work covers a wide range of sonic territory that includes ambient, electroacoustic, free jazz, hip-hop, and folk.
Matt Nelson + Adam Lion are a non-idiomatic improvising double bass and percussion duo from a burgeoning experimental music scene in Knoxville that is merging contemporary concert music, noise, jazz and free improvisation- an inevitable civic consequence from hosting Big Ears. Reevaluating what it means to be an “instrumentalist,” and to perform “together,” the duo explores various themes including sound attainment, unconventional performance techniques, and spontaneity. They are regular performers at the Pilot Light (Knoxville,) and have also been featured at the FMRL series (Nashville,) and the Magic Lantern (Atlanta.) Their recording “Observations” will be released through the Park70 label early this year.
Dr. Zapata (Isain Zapata) has been producing and releasing music since 2014 on multiple labels such as Far Down Records (Portugal), Evoked Recordings (USA), Disciple of Groove (Spain), Kalah Recordings (Italy) among others. Dr. Zapata creates music as an expression of emotions across many music genre, his music incorporates rhythmic elements that create a fun groove with melodic parts that evoke a multitude of emotions; a balance of fun and beauty. Unlike the typical bio you have read before, Dr. Zapata did not start showing off his musical talents when he was still a fetus, he did not get his first piece of equipment when he was in pre-k, he is not the son of a recognized musician, he did not get influenced at an early age by a prodigious artist. Dr. Zapata’s introduction to music was painful and dull. He developed a fairly irrelevant musical taste, comprised basically by the commercial material that were floating around on the radio waves with further reinforcement by close friends with similarly irrelevant musical taste. Several years passed until one night, in the middle of a dance floor in a crowded club, he felt for the first time the sound, the lights and the vibrations on the floor generated by a talented DJ. From that day, all changed, up to his incursion as a producer. Dr. Zapata’s tracks are composed to challenge listeners, genere is optional.