Friday, June 8, 2018

DUET: Killick and Susan Alcorn; Les Trois Batterie featuring Wendel Patrick @ The Red Room this Saturday Night

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 8:30 pm
: The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore

High Zero alumnus Killick makes another pass through Baltimore from Georgia to play with famous pedal steel player Susan Alcorn! Not only that, Wendel Patrick will play with legendary fun-serious super group Les Trois Batterie!

A duo of Killick and Susan Alcorn

Killick plays Appalachian Trance Metal on stringed instruments with an emphasis on unquantifiable rhythms, intuitive intonation, and shamanistic ROYGBIV. Susan Alcorn is Baltimore’s own pedal steel guitar virtuoso. Together, they will form a tangle of never-before-heard string vibrations.

Les Trois Batterie with Wendel Patrick

Dan Breen and Bob Wagner are two-thirds of Les Trois Batterie. Each performance, they welcome a third new performer. The whole set up is preposterous. All three performers play drum sets. They also play whatever instrument the third performer plays. It’s equal parts focused free improvisation and free-wheeling humor. This time, they will be joined by the cross-genre producer Wendel Patrick who improvises on such instruments as samplers, piano, and turntables.

Killick Hinds lives in Athens, Georgia. His music is Appalachian Trance Metal with an emphasis on unquantifiable rhythms, intuitive intonation, and shamanistic ROYGBIV. He plays a variety of unusual stringed instruments (bowed H’arpeggione; Big Red harp guitar;  quarter tone fretted guitar; etc.) with a comprehensive approach to genres known and as-yet-unlabeled. Specific focus includes sympathetic string activity; microtonality; pantonality; natural harmonic fretting; playing between the fretting hand and nut; and emerging technologies to facilitate new musical pathways. Reinvention has been the constant throughout his creative output. He has toured extensively as a performer (since 1985, hundreds of club/gallery/school/festival appearances and is an active organizer and promoter of lesser-heard music. He founded record label Solponticello in 2001, and now runs H(i)nds(i)ght Studio for his musical and written word pursuits. Pop-culture mashups and ancient and obscure forms infuse his music; his song titles are integral to the works they embody: they result from free association without censorship, refined until they capture the tenor of a given piece of music. (