​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

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2015 to present

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Turbulence - Selected Videos

Photos by Rob Miller

Photos by Catherine Hammond

On Turbulence: "... seamlessly moves across terrains that greatly vary in texture...   Vortex Generation Mechanisms veers between minimalism and an air-driven calliope coming off the rails..."

Photos by Raffi, tweak by PEK

Turbulence is a wind ensemble formed in fall 2015 to be the extended horn section for the Leap of Faith Orchestra. They also perform as an independent unit. The band features PEK and Steve Norton on woodwinds from Leap of Faith along with various other woodwind and brass players including David Harris, Charlie Kohlhase and Bob Moores.

Rather than form the Leap of Faith Orchestra all at once, I decided to develop the extended horn section (Turbulence), the extended string section (String Theory) and the extended percussion section (Metal Chaos Ensemble) as autonomous units.  Each of the extended units to perform with core Leap of Faith in the 3 sets by two ensembles format - first one, then the other, then both together.  Each unit will do a couple of these performances to develop character as a unit before assembly into the full orchestra.

PEK - 11/8/2015

Photos by Rob Miller

Photos by Raffi

Photos by Raffi