Experimental Composers MICHAEL EVANS (God Is My Co-Pilot, Meja,ESP)) & SEAN MCMILLAN (Le Chambre Nautili, Subterranean Blu Minds, Snail Cream Factory)@King Dusko

 MICHAEL EVANS is an improvising drummer/percussionist/ thereminist/composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of SOUND and THEATRICS. While his primary instrument is an unconventionally altered drumset, his work with UNUSUAL sound sources includes found objects, homemade instruments, the theremin and various digital and homemade analog electronics.

As an active and versatile New York City musician, he has worked with a wide variety of artists of all sorts including Ron Anderson, Jeff Arnal, Audio Artists, Claire Barratt, Samm Bennett, Jac Berrocal, Carla Bley, Naval Cassidy, James Chance, Martha Colburn, Combustible Edison, Lol Coxhill, EasSide Percussion (ESP), Roger Ely (the Devil’s Chaueffeur), Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Ken Filiano, Fast Forward (Gobo), Chris Ferris, Michael Gira (Angels of Light, Swans), Gisburg, Gilbert Godfried, God Is My Co-Pilot, David Grubbs, Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten), Susan Hefner, Steve Horowitz’s Code Ensemble, Jarboe (Swans), Pamelia Kurstin, Skip LaPlante’s Music for Homemade Instruments, Zach Layton, Gen Ken Montgomery, Neil Leonard, Aimee Mann, Karen Mantler, Sean G. Meehan, Donald Miller, Eric Mingus, Gordon Monahan, Joe Morris, Michelle Nagai, Anders Nilsson, Evan Parker, Andrea Parkins, Maxime De La Rochefoucauld, William Parker, Yvette Perez’s Birdbrain, Yvette Perez’s Mitra Sumara, Gino Robair, Lary Seven, Elliot Sharp, Moe! Staiano, LaDonna Smith, David Simons, Jesse Stewart, the Talking Band, Toronto Dance Theatre, Stephen Vitiello, Christopher Walken, Jason Willet, Peter Zummo’s Noisy Meditation Band and John Zorn.

SEAN MCMILLAN is a recognized fixture in Charleston's experimental music collective. Similarly, he employs the use of homemade instruments such as electronically manipulated toys, as well as theremin, a modified cello, unpredictable analog circuit bends, and the ever-present "death cymbal".

His contribution to various local ensembles such as Le Chambre Nautili, Subterranean Blu Minds and The Quiddity spans over 20 years, but his creative GENIUS and unbound INVENTIVENESS is best showcased in an intimate, solo performance setting that will be offered exclusively at KING DUSKO on the evening of Friday August 15th.

For those unfamiliar with the venue, King Dusko has quickly become a MAGNET for the young,creative majority in downtown Charleston. Offering monthly underground art installations, a free-thinking gallery atmosphere, coffee/wine etc, a spacious courtyard, all in an unequalled location on historic King Street. For locals and beyond with a craving for the avant-garde and progressive art and music, this event is simply not to missed and certainly never replicated!

Current Artist on display @ King Dusko = Dan Dickey

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See YOU soon, weirdos