Ear Pollen Music Series
February 19, 2020
The second iteration of the Ear Pollen Experimental Music Series features 3 composer/improvisers who have forged unique identities as solo performers.
JayVe Montgomery aka Abstract Black is an improvising sound artist living in Nashville, TN. He was named by the Nashville Scene as Best Solo Performer (2019) for “the way he can uplift, challenge and transport audiences all at the same time.” Last year he graced stages at Big Ears, Pitchfork and High Zero music festivals as a solo performer and ensemble member.
Amplituba is the solo project of Bill Pritchard. Amplituba is amplified tuba with effects, where each piece is a unique improvisation. Some of these pieces feature very heavy effects and other only very minimal, but each is designed to add to the piece and the emotions associated to the titles. These effects combined with the natural sound of the tuba and extended techniques, make for a novel experience not often heard.
Percussionist and improviser Kenito Murray became attracted to the drum while living in Guantanamo bay Cuba with his family. He played in punk bands and later played D.C.'s indigenous funk genre "gogo" in the 80's. Kenito attended Boston’s Berkeley College of Music, where he studied jazz performance. Active in the Atlanta underground music scene since 1993, Kenito was named "best instrumentalist" by music critics at Creative Loafing in 2019. His latest recording, "Aerials and Antennas" by Soloriens Native Unity Quartet featuring Marshall Allen was released on vinyl by Feeding Tube Records in December 2019.