Ken Leighton 12:03 p.m., Jan. 24
Sound description: Robotic experimental music created with analog synthesizers.
RIYL: Marcelo Radulovich, Marcos Fernandes, Donkey, the Trummerflora Collective
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Inception: San Diego, 1996
Current Status: Moved to L.A. but still making regular local appearances.
Influences: Lisle Ellis, Donkey, Cosmologic, Gunther's Grass, Marcelo Radulovich, Marcos Fernandes, Bill Horist, Peter Brotzmann, Cross Border Trio, 2 Foot Yard, the Assholes, Thomas Dimuzio
Musician/filmmaker Hans Fjellestad tours and records extensively as a solo artist and in collaboration with numerous players on the experimental music scene in well over a dozen countries. An "innovative musician" (All About Jazz), his music has been described as "unbridled sonic freedom...raw, almost shamanic energy that embodies the true essence of unrestricted music" (XLR8R) and a "spicy concoction...refusing to behave itself, it screams, throws things and makes a mess" (The Wire). A classically trained pianist, these days Hans concocts most of his unbridled sound messes with analog synths and vacuum tubes.