​On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

On Metal Chaos Ensemble: "... ​using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation."   - Squidco website staff

Evil Clown ​

Sparkles, the Giant Evil Clown, by Raffi

Evil Clown

Documenting the Music of Leap of Faith and Members

Leap of  Faith is a pure improvisation ensemble collaboration between PEK  (clarinets, saxophones and double reeds) and GLynis Lomon (cello, aquasonic and voice).  We were very active in the Boston improvisation/new music scene throughout the 90s and early 00s in several incarnations featuring Mark McGrain (trombone), Yedidyah Syd Smart (drums), Craig Schildhauer (bass), Yuri Zbitnov (drums, percussion) and James Coleman (Theremin) .  

We enjoyed performing with many guests including David Maxwell (piano), Curt Newton (drums), Leslie Ross (bassoon), Raqib Hassan (clarinets, saxophones and double reeds), B'hob Rainey (soprano sax), Eric Rosenthal (drums), Forrest Larsen (viala), Rob Bethel (cello), Laurence Cook (drums), Eric Zinman (piano), 
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion), Seth Louis (bass), Guadulesa (painting), Adrienne T Hawkins (dance), Martha Ritchey (Fractal graphic scoring), Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet), and Richard Poole (vibes).

Reformed in 2015, the current Leap of Faith includes PEK, GLynis and Yuri and welcomes new member Steve Norton on clarinets and saxophones.

Evil Clown features recordings of Leap of Faith and other bands of members of Leap of Faith.

Recordings are available for streaming, downloads and CD purchase at the Evil Clown Bandcamp page https://evilclown.bandcamp.com/

The other active 2015 Evil Clown band is Metal Chaos Ensemble (bandcamp, Evil Clown Web Page) a collaboration between PEK & Yuri with various other guests.  This band features metal percussion instruments and PEK's woodwinds.

Other Evil Clown bands from the 90s are (band camp links):

     Boston Improvisors' Collective                   Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage

     Bottom Feeder                                            Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage

​     Composer's Orchestra                                Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage

     ​Equalibrium                                                Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage

​     Fractal Trance Ensemble                           Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage

     Free Trance Ensemble                                Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage 

     ​Leaping Water Trio                                    Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage  

     Mental Notes                                              Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage

     PEK and the Pointy Toes Ensemble          Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage

     PEK Solo                                                    Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage

     Raqib Hassan                                              Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage 

     Wind                                                           Bandcamp,  Evil Clown Webpage