Jon Mueller at ALL
Percussionist Jon Mueller returns to Arts + Literature Laboratory with Afterlife Cartoons on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 online in advance ($8 for students and ALL Members), or $15 at the door for everyone.
Mueller's Afterlife Cartoons are solo acoustic percussion performances that use repetitive tom patterns and subtle shifts in grid-like pulsing to instigate overtones, phasing, and choir-like acoustic phenomena that transform the work from mere drum solo to the sonic illusion of a small orchestra. Rhythmic minimalism, contemporary phrasing, and energetic sustain drive Mueller's improvisations into a space somewhere between modern electronic music and primal drumming, inspiring audiences toward movement and contemplation.
It was simple & complex / minimal & maximal / it was like a one man orchestra of excited strings & when you went to the cymbals at the end I had the most intense overtone experience since MBV in 91! - Tim Kinsella
Jon Muellers aim has been to move drums, percussion and rhythm from its anticipated backbeat to a central musical focus, something more intuitive and natural than usually imagined. Audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United Kingdom have experienced this idiosyncratic point of view as, paradoxically, both cathartic and meditative. Notable solo performances have taken place at the Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Alverno Presents, SXSW, Big Ears Festival, Hopscotch Fest and Witching Hour Festival.
From 2013-15, Mueller created and directed the multi-disciplinary project Death Blues. The project issued four critically acclaimed recordings. Rolling Stone cited non-fiction as one of the 20 Best Avant Albums of 2014. Ensemble, created with multi-instrumentalist William Ryan Fritch, was featured on NPRs First Listen.
Outside of his solo work, Mueller has performed and recorded with Mind Over Mirrors, was a founding member of the bands Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees and Pele, and has worked in depth with artists Aaron Turner, Faith Coloccia, Dawn Springer, Chris Hefner, Jason Kahn, Asmus Tietchens, ZEV, Andrew McKenzie, Rhys Chatham, Jarboe, James Plotkin, Duane Pitre, and Raymond Dijkstra. His solo work has been released by American Dreams, Table of the Elements, Type Recordings, Important Records, Taiga Records, SIGE Records and his own imprint, Rhythmplex.
Arts + Literature Laboratory (Ver)
111 S. Livingston St. #100
Madison, WI 53703
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