Heart of the Ghost, Tyler Damon – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – April 17th, 2019
Heart of the Ghost, Tyler Damon

Heart of the Ghost

Tyler Damon

Wed, April 17, 2019

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$12

This event is 18 and over

Heart of the Ghost
Heart of the Ghost
Heart of the Ghost
Jarrett Gilgore - alto saxophone
Luke Stewart - bass
Ian McColm - percussion

“For the past two years, few improvisation units have been as omnipresent in the D.C. area as Heart of the Ghost. For good reason: The trio of alto saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore, bassist Luke Stewart, and percussionist Ian McColm is something of a trinity of the finest free jazz improvisers in the region. If you’ve seen Heart of the Ghost in concert, then you know—Gilgore, Stewart, and McColm’s performances feel like a kind of séance, with the trio locked into a musical conversation with one another.

Though Gilgore’s skronked-out sax wailings anchor the tracks, no one part is greater than the sum of the whole. McColm’s inventive percussion techniques feel like a rhythm from another world, and Stewart—easily one of the most prolific and talented bassists in the region, if not the entire country—takes his instrument to new dimensions.” —Matt Cohen/Washington Citypaper

“…But free music is about right now, wherever you are at, anyplace that the right players get together and play. If you have a chance to hear Washington, D.C. trio Heart of the Ghost, rest assured that you’ve found another portal into the creative vortex that spontaneously lifts hearts, minds and bands off the stand. Their freewheeling improvisations tap into the same defiant spirit decanted by Mingus and the Minutemen, which is to say that the freedom is in the playing, but it’s also a conscious reaction to the ways in which people are not free. You can hear protest in alto saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore’s brays and peppery interjections. You can hear mourning and defiant creation in bassist Luke Stewart’s continually shifting frameworks of woody-toned dark motion. And you can hear the moment-to-moment dance necessary to keep it moving or just keep standing in drummer Ian McColm’s shifting tonal surfaces and rhythmic cascades.” —Bill Meyer/Dusted
Tyler Damon
Tyler Damon
Tyler Damon (b. 1987, Cincinnati, OH) is a Chicago, Illinois based artist whose work aims to reveal obscured, mercurial narratives via drums/percussion & free improvisation.

In addition to solo work, Tyler is involved in extended duo exhibitions with guitarist Tashi Dorji, saxophonist Dave Rempis, & bassist Darin Gray (as Duo Oninbo). Building upon the foundation of the Dorji/Damon duo, the pair is often augmented into a trio featuring Rempis (as Kuzu), Mette Rasmussen, & Thom Nguyen (as Manas). He is presently drumming with Circuit Des Yeux and is also regularly engaged with John Dawson as the shape-shifting outfit Thee Open Sex.

Tyler has toured extensively in North America, Europe, Vietnam, & Colombia and is also regularly engaged with other artists, musicians and heads of various sorts across the American Midwest. From home, he quietly operates his own label, Yoke, and previously hosted the long-running free-form/experimental radio program Melody Unasked For on Bloomington, IN community radio station WFHB. From 2010-2015, he was a principle curator of “out” music in the Bloomington area at several now-defunct DIY venues. Tyler’s recorded output has been offered by a myriad of labels including Family Vineyard, Magnetic South, Drag City, Auris Apothecary, Astral Spirits, Trost, Feeding Tube, Sophomore Lounge, Park 70 & Yoke.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618