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Venereal Crush, David James Witter, Alex Cunningham

Venereal Crush
Deep, Low, Improvised, Drone
LISTEN > https://venerealcrush.bandcamp.com/

Alex Cunningham
(http://alexcunninghamstl.tumblr.com/)
Alex Cunningham is a violinist and improviser based in St. Louis, Missouri. He performs free improv and free jazz in solo and group settings with the Vernacular String Trio as well as the noise rock outfit, Hardbody. Alex’s recent solo debut “Kinesthetics” on N.N.N. Cook’s Close/Far Recordings label features nine solo improvisations on violin, exploring a vast array of extended techniques, percussive elements, and tonal and atonal exploration.

..." a singular, caustic style of violin shredding. He tends to burn straight through the strings with rapid bowing and rough plucking in a style that unravels years of classic training in real time." -wrongdivision.com

David James Witter
Minimalist composer and local elementary school teacher. Pianist and trombonist David James Witter has been featured at the Mizzou International Composers Festival and was the recipient of the 2013 Sinquefeld Composition Prize through the Mizzou New Music Initiative. David's music is inspired and informed by the work John Zorn, Anthony Braxton and Joe Mcphee. 
LISTEN > https://www.reverbnation.com/davidwitterstroutquartet

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Earlier Event: January 7
Later Event: January 10
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