Heterodyne is an improvisational project; its co-founders and core performers are Maria Shesiuk (Moog and processed vocalizations) and T. A. Zook (NS Design Omni Bass, strung as a basscello). Although it is essentially a duo, when complex schedules permit, it performs with Patrick Whitehead on quarter-tone flügelhorn and trumpet; Bob Boilen on ARP synthesizer; Doug Kallmeyer on bass and synthesizer; Jerry Busher on drums; Sarah Hughes on sax; Leah Gage on drums; Sam Lohman on drums; Amanda Huron on drums; and Dan Gutstein, spoken word.
Heterodyne closed at the January 13, 2019 Susan Mumford Memorial at the 9:30 Club. The performance is posted in Volume XII of the project’s album (https://goo.gl/g69n6W); the individual URLs are goo.gl/jxDM2F (stereo) and goo.gl/xhxVPU (binaural). Heterodyne recorded and posted all of its performances for free download: https://heterodyne-performances.tumblr.com/. Heartfelt thanks to all for the support that we’ve received from our collaborators and audiences in the course of our 31 performances since August 2017!
Below is a recording of Heterodyne at Galaxy Hut on August 26, 2018. The performance featured Maria Shesiuk (Moog), Bob Boilen (ARP), Leah Gage (drums & vocalizations); Sarah Hughes (sax, clarinet, flute and vocalizations), Doug Kallmeyer (NS Double Bass) and T. A. Zook (NS Design Omnibass strung as a basscello). The performance was unscored, unrehearsed and improvised extemporaneously on the spot. Free downloads of audio recordings of this performance are posted at https://goo.gl/2hZVSU (stereo) and goo.gl/5cr46S (binaural).
Free downloads of Heterodyne’s sessions and performances:
– Volume I: https://goo.gl/SK7Hqz
– Volume II: https://goo.gl/zM3Y2R
– Volume III: https://goo.gl/SRTZqD
– Volume IV: https://goo.gl/V9tbkN
– Volume V: https://goo.gl/pSjQoS
– Volume VI: https://goo.gl/7L84Ac
– Volume VII: https://goo.gl/Sx6sVh
– Volume VIII: https://goo.gl/yJa1Te
– Volume IX: https://goo.gl/bLnNf4
– Volume X: https://goo.gl/WkMDPJ
– Volume XI: https://goo.gl/yks5Q1
– Volume XII: https://goo.gl/g69n6W
Heterodyne’s spoken word artist Dan Gutstein has posted insightful commentary on the project; one of the project’s collaborators (Sarah Hughes); and Joy on Fire, the band with whom Heterodyne most frequently shares the bill:
Heterodyne was featured in the Washington Post’s August 26, 2018 “Going Out Guide” (https://goo.gl/Mw6ros); the article stemmed from an earlier account on DC’s musical scene: https://goo.gl/pxx7Tf.