Experimental electronic polyrhythm from Portland. Featuring Derek Monypeny.
THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS
This Saxophone Kills Fascists: Arrington de Dionyso from Old Time Relijun and Malaikat dan Singa presents a contemporary iteration of spiritual free jazz in a politicized context – abstraction in music as a form of protest. He is traveling with a variety of instruments including saxophones, clarinets, Aztec and Indonesian flutes, and the PVC bromiophone that he invented.
CHUCK JOHNSON is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty, with a focus on guitar, experimental electronics, and minimalist composition. Recordings of his work have been published by Strange Attractors Audio House, Communion, Amish, Merge, Umbrella, Phaserprone, Squealer and Three Lobed. Johnson has performed with Eugene Chadbourne, Frank Gratkowsi, Peter Kowald, Miya Masaoka, and Pauline Oliveros, among others. He has performed at the Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC), Debacle Fest (Seattle), the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Siren Fest (New York), BENT (New York), the Festival of New American Music (Sacramento), Music for People and Thingamajigs (San Francisco), and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Johnson’s credits as a film composer include scores for the HBO documentary Private Violence and the popular PBS show A Chef’s Life. In 2009 he received an MFA in Electronic Music and Intermedia Art from Mills College.