On Friday, September 15, 2017, Arts + Literature Laboratory presents the improvisational duo Tashi Dorji (electric guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums/percussion). Tickets are $10 online at dorjidamon.bpt.me or at the door. Online sales end 1 hour before the show. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
"Tashi Dorji (electric guitar) & Tyler Damon (drums/percussion) reside in separate locales but have come together from a place of mutual admiration. The pair has scarcely spoken of intention regarding their music yet conjure a sound which suggests the familiar and the non-idiomatic at once. Flashes of ecstatic intensity, blurred timbral lines, fractal repetition, noir-ish, cinematic mystery and inclinations toward free play hint that the two are pleased to follow a winding path to destinations yet unknown. Dorji & Damon released their debut studio LP, Both Will Escape, and a cassette of live recordings, Live At The Spot +1, in 2016 on the Family Vineyard and Astral Spirits labels.
"Although the duo are playing in real time, they manage to embed action within action [...] The music is a bit like a set of Russian nesting dolls that aspires to challenge succession rather than confirm it." - Bill Meyer on Both Will Escape & Live At The Spot+1, Wire Magazine #393
"Together, the combination of Dorji's high-end metallic power-tool skree and Damon's manic-but-earthy hippie clomping are a perfect pairing. Each has a musical spoon in the other guy's soup to begin with, resulting in a collaboration that seems almost brotherly. [...] I'd say expect great things, but they're already happening." - Tom Burris on Both Will Escape, The Free Jazz Collective