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
Photo by Raffi, Tweak by PEK
"This disc contains some of the best, most engaging strings and reeds quartet music I’ve heard. Most often quite mesmerizing."
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery (on Condensed Phases of Matter)
2015 to present
Photos by Raffi
Shortly after reforming Leap of Faith in January 2015, I decided that I wanted to expand the core group to be an improvising orchestra for some occasions. String Theory was formed later in the year to be the string section of the orchestra, but also to stand alone as a strings ensemble with the added woodwinds of PEK.
tring Theory is a brand new Evil Clown project launched in Fall 2015. The core ensemble is PEK and Glynis Lomon both from Leap of Faith with a pool of additional string players including Mimi Rabson, Clara Kebabian, Jane Wang and Tony Leva among others.