Experiments in Sound: aka Cryptopop ft. Ben Miller, Justin Kerman, and Mounds
Ben Miller: “If you haven’t heard yet, Ben Miller – a very talented and creative Ann Arbor-born musician who, over the course of the last 45 years (!), has played in several legendary “local” bands, including Sproton Layer, Destroy All Monsters, and Nonfiction – has moved back in Michigan.” [Detroit Metro Times]
“Miller leaves no stone unturned in his investigations into what sounds his instrument can be coaxed, seduced or pummelled into making, like an airliner coming in for a landing or a tree being dismembered by a gang of chainsaws – think robot Gort’s eye opening menacingly in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Unlike most free improvisers, Miller’s ryhthmic vocabulary isn’t restricted to combinations of fewer than five attacks; he can extend passages with no apparent repetition of grouping and no underlying, constant pulse. This is challenging, rewarding work.” _ Glenn Hall / Exclaim Magazine 2010 [review Live Performances & Radio Broadcasts, Tigerasylum]
Justin Kerman: Teacher, Producer, Performer. WSU Graduate Student Music Composition/Theory. WSU BA Music Composition/Theory.