Brendan Landis / Hey Exit
Brooklyn musician / curator
guitar / koto / voice / laptop
active in experimental music, studies and sometimes performs traditional Japanese music
curates an occasional series called 19ths, plus a label called Of Plants
background in weird punk bands, internet electronic / ambient music, lil bit of jazz school
kind of an ethnomusicological approach in general
hangs out at a lot of indie / metal / hip hop / pop shows
rhythm first always
I've been playing mostly improvised music for the past few years. To me improvisation is about one's relationships with an instrument, a tradition, a collaborator, an audience, a self. It can easily be kind of a lifestyle thing, like a thing you do and a way of approaching the world, not just a music that you play. Sometimes I think that applies to pretty much all good music.
I play music with Andrew Weathers (Tethers), Erik Schoster (Rough Weather), Bernd Klug, Greg Garbage (Esther Chlorine), Lucio Menegon + David Grollman (IT BREAKS), and Beau Sievers.
"Like, maybe, if you put a singer-songwriter through a blender, and then used the human-mush to paint a Pollock." -Erik Schoster
"The music is great for accompanying reading." -Ma Ran
I'm also a hobbyist photographer.