Jack O' The Clock and Myrmyr
Date: Jan 22,2010
Time: 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Meridian presents an evening of performances by Jack O' The Clock and Myrmyr.
Jack O' The Clock brings a quietly giddy sort of energy to the possibilities that spring up where American folk songwriting meets experimental music. The group's sound, a jangly mix of concert-hall agility, acoustic rock drive, and junk shop scouring, is characterized by innovative arrangements for combinations of instruments you are not likely to have heard elsewhere made possible by the vastly varied musical experience and multi-instrumentalism of its five members, who have played everything from new music to art metal to fingerstyle folk to free improvisation, sometimes in the same concert.
Jordan Glenn - drums, percussion, accordion
Jason Hoopes - basses, voice, music box
Kate McLoughlin - bassoon, voice, flute, recorder, percussion, trombone
Emily Packard - 5 string and baritone violins, banjo, psaltery, musical saw
Damon Waitkus - voice, guitar, hammer dulcimer, banjo, piano, flute, ukelin, odds 'n ends, production
Myrmyr is Agnes Szelag and Marielle Jakobsons creating electroacoustic songs on many instruments, such as violin, cello, voice, bass, guzheng, piano, and accordion. Equally at home in the studio as on their instruments, they combine experimental recording techniques, production, and Max/MSP patches. Their scores are often conceptually or process-driven, resulting iin their own unique style of electroacoustic music, reminiscent of Scandinavian freefolk, lullabies, dramatic film scores, electronic and improvised music.