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Thursday, March 13 • 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Jon Mueller

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Jon Mueller is internationally recognized as a percussionist, composer and free-improvisor; he is a founder of the band Collections of Colonies of Bees; and he has performed with an array of artists, including Rhys Chatham,and members of Swans, Wilco, and more. For the past several years, Mueller has worked with rhythms that come from gong frequencies, from vibrations of the bodies of bass drums, and the surprising sonorities that occur with the combination of these elements. Now he applies these techniques to his latest solo effort, to stunning effect: Metals is, as its name suggests, a bold, all-percussion foray into heavy metal. No theatrical silliness here; just sheer exhilaration; the fundamental power of loud, organized, precise rhythms; ringing, heavy anti-melodies. It's this sound, in the many forms it has taken over the years, that continually inspires new philosophies, drives independent thinking, and causes hundreds of thousands of people to bang their heads. Jon Mueller takes it, shapes it and makes it his own. “An impeccable focus and flow, a well balanced mix between acoustic and electronic instrumentation, and a learned sense of time and space.” — Brainwashed “Minimalist percussion raises hypnotic palettes of solid color.” — All About Jazz “A hoarse monster of droning majesty, reigning in deafening volume.” — Touching Extremes “Mueller has found a way to go beyond his free jazz past and take the world of instrumental virtuosity into the 21st century.” — Paris Transatlantic

Thursday March 13, 2008 8:45pm - 9:15pm
The Hideout 617 Congress Ave

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