Glossolalia and bella voce brut
Chamber music featuring Dei Xhrist (voice), Matt Samolis (flute), and Emilio Gonzalez (piano, kalimba)
Avant garde duet featuring Dei Xhrist (voice), Matt Samolis (flute)
Microtonal jazz featuring Dei Xhrist (voice), Matt Samolis (flute), Thadd Comstock (guitar), Ryan McGuire (upright bass)
Cassino Art Ensemble
Chamber music featuring Dei Xhrist (voice), Glynis Lomon (cello, voice, things), Todd Brunel (clarinet), and Peter Cassino (piano). Performers at the International Society of Improvised Music 2016 conference.
Ten seconds, and you can either find some reason to go outside and take up smoking or stay inside and get 20 minutes of condensed performance and music history. Birdorgan is a group of sound artists utilizing a great array of audio and visual components to create immersive, ambient, and cacophonic melees. The sound ranges from Kraut rock and psychedelia to garage beats and blues. Audience comments have ranged from “you’re really in tune with what your instruments are capable of”, “I don’t know where to look, there’s just so much stuff going on”, to “upended all my expectations and altered my consciousness.” It is, indeed, trout rock.
Birdorgan was active from the early ’00s to ‘Teens, and occasionally still performs in fluid combos. We shared the spotlight with audio and literal luminaries Greg Kowalski, Walter Wright, Steve Norton, bunq/Dave Bacon, Kit Demos, Bill Bacon (NY Gong), Dave Hatch (Project Other People), Ryan Baker (Robotmonkeyarm), Angie Bruce, Heather Noecker, and Bucky Waters (Robotmonkeyarm).