Yardstick is privileged to host experimental percussionist, Jon Mueller in our space on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 7PM. The cover is $10.00 at the door.
Jon Mueller makes long-form, repetitive, and energetic percussion-based structures that grow and change based on the space they are presented in, often resulting in sheets of tone and the illusion of voices. His current performance combines the ghostly drift of his recent, critically acclaimed Family Secret, the physicality of earlier recordings Metals and Physical Changes, and the meditative hum of both Canto and House Blessing, bringing various frequencies, overtones, and pounded drums to maximum heights throughout the 40-minute exercise.
“The music registers as a vibrating, moving force rather than a mere drum solo.” – The Wire
“…music that suggests gaping, unfathomable voids and distant threats.” – The New York Times
“…absolutely transcendent.” – Foxy Digitalis
Mueller has performed solo throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom at venues and festivals such as Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, Issue Project Room, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Non Event, Café Oto, Columbia Experimental Music Festival, SXSW, Feed Me Weird Things, Big Ears Festival, Arnolfini Arts, Hopscotch Fest and Witching Hour Festival. His solo recordings have been released by labels such as Table of the Elements, Type Recordings, Important Records, Taiga Records, SIGE Records, and American Dreams.
Mueller has also performed and recorded with the groups Who is the Witness?, Push for Night, Mind Over Mirrors, Mamiffer, Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees and Pele, and has collaborated with Olivia Block, Aaron Turner, Asmus Tietchens, Z’EV, Rhys Chatham, Jarboe, James Plotkin, Duane Pitre, and Jonathan Kane.