MEET THE FLUXCREW
Traveling with Electronics : Meet the FluxCrew
I wanted to work with musicians who wanted
to explore the unknown.....Butch Morris
Whenever I stand before an ensemble I am humbled by the wisdom of Conduction
I began my journey as a conductor when I moved to New Mexico and started a band, The Out of Context Conduction Ensemble (I had been working with Butch Morris for 12 years as a trombonist and live-sampler, in his groups) and for the next 15 years, once a month, we all went down the rabbit hole together. I will always be indebted to each of the gifted souls, good friends every one, who took a ride into the unknown.
One year after moving to Colorado I formed a twelve piece ensemble, drawn from the diverse pool of musicians within the Denver / Boulder music scenes, to carry forward the legacy of Butch Morris and deepen my knowledge. The FluxCrew comes together monthly for the joy of composing in the moment via Conduction.
- Ensemble Music Created by Strong Individuals with Unique Points of View -
MEET THE FLUXCREW
Zhonghu Brian Mullins
Contra-Bass Markus Hunt
Contra-Bass Mathew Powelson
Cello Phil Norman
Bassoon Bruce Orr
Alto Saxophone and Flute Mark Harris
Bass Clarinet Paul Mimlitsch
Theremin Victoria Lundy
Electric Guitar Farrell Lowe
Electric Guitar Todd Bilsborough
Electric Piano and Organ Evan Mazunik
Drums and Percussion Shawn Medeiros
What is true for every Conduction ensemble is that the character of the group (as a whole), is revealed as each individual finds a way to unleash their unique personality in service to the music and the moment, which is where the magic begins.....wu wei.
We recently gave our first public performance - one year into our explorations of the unknown - at The King Center, Metropolitan State University of Denver, as part of the IMMEDIATE MUSIC FESTIVAL - I'll leave you with two excerpts from that concert.
until next month.....safe travels.....dino