Black Spirituals/Jessika Kenney/Mamiffer

Black Spirituals is a collaboration between two soloists who have found a new platform for the intersection of tone-generating electronic technology and the heart-thumping technology of acoustic percussion. This duet features a new tradition in conversant, duo vernacular dynamics that sparked a revolution in our conceptions of space, stage, ritual, performance, geography, praxis, brotherhood, relationships, rockin’ out, and more. Multi-Aesthetic percussionist Marshall Trammell’s STTRCRFT platform articulates his commitment to the study of the worlds’ percussive arts in his multi-limbed Improvisation system. Utilizing super bananas electronic and guitar sounds, live processing, and heavy-heavy percussion Zachary Watkins “weaves…undulating dronescape(s), of deep sonic swells and muted electronic buzz, utilizing analog synths, guitars, drums and percussion, cassette, Casio, bass, and of course electricity(!)”

Mamiffer is the musical project of artist and composer Faith Coloccia with partner Aaron Turner, from Seattle Washington.

Jessika Kenney is an award-winning composer/vocalist based in Seattle, and will share new music from her upcoming Sige record, The Heart’s Damask (Pamoringtyas), inspired by Attar, Rumi, and Sunan Kalijaga, performed with her closest collaborator Eyvind Kang and fellow former Gamelan Auxiliary Unguent member Brian Robertson.

(photo: Lenny Gonzalez)