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Harris, Bill: Blinking Glue (Amalgam)

An extension of his prior solo record, ONOMAT, Chicago drummer & percussionist Bill Harris also uses a prepared floor tom and feedback in this unedited 25 minute live performance at Music Garage in Illinois, notated for six track section as he explores unique rhythmic concepts augmented with encompassing environmental sonics and unusual disruptive elements.
 

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Bill Harris-percusion, drumset, feedback, prepared floor tom


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Label: Amalgam
Catalog ID: AMA040
Squidco Product Code: 32177

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at the Music Garage, in Chicago, Illinois, on December 27th, 2021, by the artist.

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"Blinking Glue is the second solo record from Chicago-based percussionist Bill Harris. Building off of ideas and material from his 2021 solo recording, ONOMAT, Blinking Glue is a single-take, 25-minute live performance that explores live feedback manipulation, rhythmic concepts, and prepared drums and percussion."-Amalgam


Artist Biographies

"Bill Harris is a percussionist, composer, improviser, and audio engineer from Pittsburgh currently based in Chicago. He also operates and produces for Amalgam, a Chicago-based collective.

(B. 1987, Pittsburgh, PA)

Bill has been active in Chicago's music communities since 2011, working at the intersection of free improvisation, jazz, noise, rock, and country. His music has been presented at Constellation, Elastic Arts, The Bop Stop, The Hungry Brain, The Hideout, Experimental Sound Studios, Spot Tavern, Beat Kitchen, Empty Bottle, and Comfort Station.

Bill is humbled to have played or recorded with Jim Baker, Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom, Ed Wilkerson, Carol Genetti, Angel Bat Dawid, Jeb Bishop, Peter Maunu, Josh Berman, Brandon Lopez, Keefe Jackson, and Jason Roebke, among many other experimental and improvisatory musicians and artists.

Bill is constantly inspired by and thankful to work with his frequent collaborators: Ishmael Ali, Jake Wark, Timothee Quost, PT Bell, Gerrit Hatcher, Eli Namay, Matt Piet, Brianna Tong, Wills McKenna, David Fletcher, Jess McIntosh, Aaron Smith, Jeff Kimmel, Adam Shead, Molly Jones, Jakob Heinemann, and many others...

In 2015 he started Amalgam, a 100% artist-run collective and label dedicated to showcasing works of improvised and experimental music in Chicago. Bill is also an audio engineer working in both studio and live situations, and operates an independent studio in Chicago with engineering, mixing, mastering, and production credits on labels such as Amalgam, Astral Spirits, No Index, 577 Records and Ears&Eyes."

-Bill Harris Website (http://www.billyharris.net/bio)
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Fragments Of Sobriquets 4:07

2. Tongue Tied Double Windsor 4:30

3. The Sunlight Draws a Curtain 3:44

4. Hands Secrete a Monument 4:15

5. As Flies Have Walls for Feet 3:32

6. Mirrors to the Animals 4:11

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