Popstronauts is an improvisational duo that seeks to explore the chaos and reality that is life. As individual humans have little control over the events that take place in the world around us, we instead do what we can to fit in and create our own space within the world. The music is non-apologetic free improvisation taking influence from free jazz, Caribbean and African rhythmic forms, electronic noise, and popular music.
Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn is a specialist in extended wind instrument techniques. His musical life has been devoted to pushing the limits of the flute’s capabilities. He has performed throughout the USA, Canada, and Western Europe. His passions include Linux, balanced audio, vegan food, and his beautiful wife and daughter.
A Drummer, a person, a fool,
Dio, the man child.
That is all.
That is all
— Dio Jean-Baptiste
For the after session:
What really defines the music we create is a constant willingness and desire to go in unplanned musical directions. This includes the exploration of bad ideas in addition to good ideas. For this session, play something that sounds “bad” and make it sound “good.”
Popstronauts (Dio Jean-Baptiste & Cliff Kimbrel -Dunn)
Jam 1 - Aaron Otheim (Wurliters), Thomas Campbell (Drums)
Jam 2 - Austin Larkin (Drums), Andrew Olmstead (Wurli)
Jam 3 - Luke B. (Bass) , Neil W. (Sax), Geoff T. (Clarinet), Brandon Herzberg (Wurli)
Jam 4- Jeff Benhert (Trombone), Chris Ben (Guitar), Jeremy Gonzales (Sax)
Jam 5 - Levi Gillis (Sax), John harrison(Drums), Will Kauzt (Trumpet), Jacob Zimmerman (Sax), Brandon Herzberg (Guitar), Brandon A.(Wurli)
Jam 6 - Jeff Bernhart (Trombone), Cliff Dunn (Flute), Austin L. (Wurli)
Jam 7 - Tai Taitano (Drums), Giani Aranoff (Tenor Sax), Ian Mengedoht (Alto Sax)
Jam 8 - Tom Campbell (Drums), Levi Gillis (Sax), Aaron O. (Wurli), Ryan Beckley (Guitar)
Jam 9 - Dio (drums, Neil W. (Sax), Will K. (Trumpet), Austin L. (Violin), Brandon Herzberg (Guitar)