is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD.
He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.
Poverty Hymns (Buffalo)
Poverty Hymns is the performing/recording moniker of Buffalo, NYís T. Andrew Trump (w ((aa)) ouw, tentetOctet) . Trump composes/records/performs his pieces using only one track, making tireless use of the guitar, two loop pedals and a sampler.The music outlines tragic loss within overwhelming hope. Phrases change direction and speed as if battling a case of manic indecisiveness. Ranked patterns lose their synchronicity, developing their individuality. All trying to find their way home.
The Love Story (New York)
Keirís Neuringer sets consist of a loosely composed (organ/analog electronics) crescendoing drone that he compliments with a lung bending, circular breathing approach to acoustic saxophone.
Robinwood Concert House