Channeling their shared interest in noise, drone, freak folk, liturgy, and some real haunted New England atmosphere, Tongue Depressor and Weston Olencki unfold their singular vision in two wild pieces of rapturous intensity and resonance.
Weston Olencki is a musician, composer, and sound artist from South Carolina, now living and working in Berlin. Their work is centered around questions of instrumental music and its contexts/constructs, various mediated practices of listening and improvisation, and the technological, material, and cultural histories of vernacular space/time.
Henry Birdsey is a composer and musician from Vermont. His music is drone-based and usually involves microtonal tunings. He plays pedal steel, lap steel, and bagpipes.
Zach Rowden (1992, New Haven, CT, USA) deals with the acoustic and performative possibilities of the upright / electric bass and violin. Current collaborations with Iancu Dumitrescu and the late Ana-Maria Avram’s Hyperion Ensemble as member and soloist, Tyshawn Sorey, Robert Black, Leila Bordreuil, Paul Flaherty, Chris Cretella, Matt Sargent, Charmaine Lee, and Gus Caldwell. Rowden also performs with Henry Birdsey as Tongue Depressor and as a rotating member of the Crazy Doberman collective.