The Kraken Quartet & Oxtet

IU & DSP Shows Present

The Kraken Quartet & Oxtet

BRIAN!, SMAXKULT

Sat · June 16, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$8.00

This event is all ages

The Kraken Quartet
The Kraken Quartet
A massive force of percussion and electronics, The Kraken Quartet is a genre-crossing group known for its highly energetic and engaging performances. Since their formation in 2012, the Austin-based group has been heralded for merging elements of math rock, minimalism, indie, post-rock, electronica, and the avant-garde. The Kraken Quartet has been featured on festivals and broadcasts including South by Southwest, Fast Forward Austin, Audiotree Live, Austin Instrumental Music Festival, WNYC, KUTX, SoundSpace, and more. Their debut full-length album, Separate | Migrate, is available now.

The Kraken Quartet is Chris Demetriou, Andrew Dobos, Taylor Eddinger, and Sean Harvey. The group is proud to use Vic Firth sticks and mallets, and Grover Pro Percussion and Hammerax instruments.
Oxtet
Josh Oxford graduated in 2007 with a degree in percussion performance from Ithaca College. Seeking an outlet for his keyboard playing and love of vintage keyboards and synthesizers, Josh started a jazz quintet, consisting of drums, bass, vibes, trumpet, and Oxford on keyboards. The OXtet quickly evolved into something far more devious than simply playing jazz standards. Over the years guitar and sax was added to fill out the ensemble and create the unique blend of acoustic and electronic instruments. The music takes from the rhythmic complexities inherent in the music of Frank Zappa and the Mahavishnu Orchestra; the funk aspects of 80s Miles Davis; and compositional techniques used in modern classical music, such as atonality and 12-Tone serialism.
BRIAN!
BRIAN!
On “Chasms of Color & Thought”, BRIAN! issue an angular to ambient adventure, oscillating between rock and avant-garde. Anchored by ambitious amplified bassoon and drums, augmented by melodic to chaotic multi-instrumentation, the trio’s fourth effort invites the ambitious listener on a journey of the new, the old, and the unexplored.
SMAXKULT
SMAXKULT
Local loopy tuba guru SMAX builds instrumental psych narratives with a sense of discovery, thrift, and humor.
Venue Information:
The Haunt - IU
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850
http://thehaunt.com/