This concert featured six performers (Keith Fullerton Whitman, Fat Worm of Error, David Shively, Caboladies, Graham Lambkin, and Jason Lescalleet) celebrating the experimental music micro-cultures—underground sonic research labs for aesthetics and technology—that exist in many cities. Performances in tiny clubs, nonprofit galleries, people’s houses, bookstores, and on college campuses provide fertile ground from which experimental musicians and audiences have evolved.
Keith Fullerton Whitman is a composer and performer obsessed with electronic music—from its midcentury origins in Europe to its contemporary worldwide incarnation as “digital music.”
Fat Worm of Error is a “rock” band that collectively writes songs with nonmusical sounds, structural constraints, and open improvisational passages mixed with readymade props and costumes.
David Shively performs as a soloist and chamber musician ranging from traditional percussion to Hungarian cimbalom to analog electronic systems and feedback.
Caboladies is an experimental electronic duo formed by Chris Bush and Eric Lanham in Lexington, Kentucky, in response to a vibrant experimental music community.
Graham Lambkin formed his first band, The Shadow Ring, in a small town in England, building a passionate fan base because of its sui generis blend of folk, noise, cracked electronics, and surrealist poetry.
Jason Lescalleet—one of a growing list of producer/musicians who rework existing material—uses reel-to-reel tape decks to explore the textures of low fidelity analog sounds and the natural phenomena of old tape and obsolete technology.