March 12 2010
So, for our final piece with Mike, we went down to Bay View and Jon Mueller's basement percussion studio. Jon's a veteran of Milwaukee's music scene, having played in a number of bands and solo projects over the years. In this piece, Jon discusses his origins as a musician and how he's seen Milwaukee's audience change over the years:
-Out takes! At the beginning Jon's piece, the music I used in the background is actually a piece from Christian Fennesz due to the demands of aesthetic immediacy -- in order to get the full thrust of his snare-gong set up, you'd need a minimum of around 40 minutes. Here's a taste:
-Jon discusses Crouton Music, and how his experiences with the label pushed him musically:
-The drummer for both Collection of Colonies of Bees and Volcano Choir, Jon discusses those bands a little with Mike:
To absorb more of Jon's work, you can check out his Myspace page or visit his personal website or try Collection of Colonies of Bees or listen to Volcano Choir. He also organizes Milwaukee's Pecha Kucha. Haven't heard about it? Learn more about Pecha Kucha here.