REA

REA

REA is a solo percussion, voice, and electronics project that incorporates aspects of song writing, improvisation, and electronic music. A major thesis of the project is to engage in a non-abstract way with social, intellectual, and political concepts that I see as valuable components of contemporary discourse. To this end, many of the pieces incorporate borrowed and written texts that are played via recording, or read aloud to the audience. Some of the pieces involve poetry and harmonization with the tones of raw drums themselves; other pieces mix avant-garde improvisational concepts with electronic soundscapes, loops, and beats.