Anatomy of Habit

Anatomy of Habit

Chord, Jon Mueller

Sat, May 12, 2012

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

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Anatomy of Habit
Anatomy of Habit
"According to the band Anatomy of Habit formed in October 2008, following the dissolution of Animal Law. I first saw them at what I believe was their 1st or 2nd show at a previous free Empty Bottle Monday night. I actually went to see noise experimentalists The Human Quena Orchestra (who are very nice guys by the way) and had no idea who any of the other acts were. I was happily surprised when AoH performed, and without trying to be too hyperbolic I almost could not believe what I was hearing. I think the closest point of comparison I can think of is the Swans, but drawing comparisons to iconic bands aren’t usually a good idea and they are also way more than a mere Swans clone." - blog Idol Threat
Chord
Chord
Power Ambient

Kyle Benjamin - Guitar
Trevor Shelley-de Brauw - Guitar
Phil Dole - Monotuned Guitar
Jason Hoffman - Digital synthesizers
Sean McCarthy - Bass, Baritone guitar
Jon Mueller
Jon Mueller
Renowned percussionist and drummer Jon Mueller is celebrated for his uncommon technique, rigor and virtuosity.
Mueller’s aim has been to move drums, percussion and rhythm from its anticipated backbeat to a central musical focus, something more intuitive and natural than usually imagined. Audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United Kingdom have experienced this idiosyncratic point of view as, paradoxically, both ‘cathartic’ and ‘meditative’. Notable solo performances have taken place at the Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, SXSW, Alverno Presents, Hopscotch Fest, and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal.
Outside of his solo work, Mueller is a current member of Mind Over Mirrors, was a founding member of Volcano Choir and Collections of Colonies of Bees and has worked in depth with artists Jason Kahn, Asmus Tietchens, Z’EV, Andrew McKenzie, Rhys Chatham, Jarboe, James Plotkin, Duane Pitre, and Raymond Dijkstra.
Over the past 25 years, Mueller has become increasingly focused on recognizing the dialog between sound and the situation it’s presented in, often bypassing standard approaches to percussion and considering acoustics and concepts surrounding the work in order to create a larger experience for those listening. The experience of sound, both on it’s own and in performance, can be intense, personal, and physically effective.

Mueller has worked with members of the groups Swans , Wilco , Bon Iver , and Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio , as well as being a founding member of the groups Pele , Collections of Colonies of Bees , and Volcano Choir . He has also collaborated with artists such as James Plotkin , Marcus Schmickler , Bhob Rainey , Dan Burke , Asmus Tietchens ,Lionel Marchetti , Z'EV , Jason Kahn , Jack Wright and many others.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com