Secret Drum Band / Golden Donna / Doubleplusgood / Dj Allan Wilson

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Secret Drum Band
Golden Donna
DJ Allan Wilson

Portland-based percussion and noise ensemble Secret Drum Band will be going on a tour of western states this June 14-28. The tour will include performances and the premiere of four new music videos by Portland artists Jodi Darby, Jodie Cavalier, Seth Nehil and Leif J Lee! The ensemble recently completed their first studio album, and a special tour EP which previews the album will be available at the show on cassette and digital download. SDB will kick off the tour at Holocene in Portland on June 14th, and will be joined by Golden Donna and Doubleplusgood.

Secret Drum Band is a noise & percussion ensemble featuring composer Lisa Schonberg, percussionists Sara Lund [unwound/hungryghost], Allan Wilson [!!!], Heather Treadway [explode into colors], and Anthony Brisson [psychomagic], and tonal/noise musicians Alison Clarys [tiburones] and Sam Humans [orquestra pacifico tropical]. Secret Drum Band's sound touches upon aspects of minimalist and experimental music while being driven by repetitive phrasings of rock and pop beats set in captivating arrangements. Lisa Schonberg's compositions for the ensemble are often place-based explorations of soundscapes, species assemblages, ecological function, and movement. The ensemble also performs pieces that Schonberg composed with Treadway and Wilson for their trio HITS. The five percussionists rotate through five percussion setups of drums, found percussion and handmade instruments. Clarys and Humans use their voice, guitar, lapsteel, Schonberg's field recordings and live processing to build a net of ambient sound that the percussion rests in.

Lisa Schonberg is a musician, artist and natural historian. Much of her recent work integrates her interests through creative documentation of soundscapes, insects, and habitat. She currently performs in HITS and STLS, and composes for her percussion ensemble Secret Drum Band. Lisa is the author of The DIY Guide to Drums , The Hylaeus Project, and Fieldguided, a series of books on insects and their habitats. She is a regular contributor to Tom Tom Magazine and is the magazine's Northwest Correspondent. Her past bands include Explode into Colors and Kickball, and she has performed or otherwise collaborated with Nadia Buyse/DUBAIS, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Mirah, Tara Jane Oneil, Tuneyards, Von Tundra, Neal Morgan, The Need, Thanksgiving, Cloud Eye Control, and Janet Pants, among others. She has performed at MOMA PS1, the Centre Pompidou, High Desert Test Sites, The Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, the TBA Festival (Portland), and Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Lisa currently resides in Portland, Oregon and teaches private drum lessons at Revival Drum Shop.
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By: Holocene Portland