Guitarist Bill Horist has been making adventurous music in the Northwest US for 25 years. His work stretches across a diverse range of genres, conventional and otherwise. He has appeared on almost 100 records and has toured regularly throughout Europe, Japan, North and Central America. He also enjoys teaching guitar.
Reverse Transcriptase – Bite the Hand that Feeds the Gift Horse in the Mouth (parts I-V) — Solo prepared guitar improvisations
Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme used by some viruses to convert their own RNA into DNA. This DNA is then edited into the host’s own DNA for perpetuity. Up to 10% of the human genome is made up of these mostly harmless viruses – called junk DNA, leading to controversial speculation that viruses may have been the initial prompt for all organic life and the evolution of every different species of plant and animal.
Recorded in quarantine on Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2020
With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of previously unreleased material.