BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
October 12 from 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Jon Mueller has been a drummer and percussionist for over twenty-five years, performing throughout North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Japan at places such as New Museum (New York), The Arnolfini (Bristol, UK), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, (Montréal, QC), Issue Project Room (New York), Guggenheim Museum (New York), Alverno Presents (Milwaukee), Hopscotch Fest (Raleigh), SXSW (Austin) and Cafe OTO (London, UK). His recordings have been released by record labels such as Table of the Elements, Type Recordings, Hometapes, Important Records, SIGE Records, Taiga Records, and others. A founding member of the bands Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees, and Pele, he has also worked with musicians Rhys Chatham, Jarboe, James Plotkin, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Marcus Schmickler, Asmus Tietchens, and Z’EV, dancers Molly Shanahan and Heidi Latsky and filmmaker Scott Kawczynski, among others. In recent years, Mueller has directed the multi-disciplinary project Death Blues, encouraging presence and celebration of each moment.
"An audacious ringleader for new music." - Pitchfork
"A complex experience you touch, live in, and meditate on." - NPR
"Cerebral, emotional, and spiritual in nature." - A Closer Listen
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HIGH AURA'D & MIKE SHIFLET
"John Kolodij (aka High Aura’d) and Mike Shiflet each make ambient guitar drones so rich and dense that it's hard to imagine adding them together without cancelling something out. How could one record contain this much sound? The pair have figured out a way on their first collaborative album, Awake, and opener "Parlour Games" gets it right immediately. The magic is in the detail: though the sounds are abstract, they are also super tactile. In places, it feels as if you can see the high-pitched whirrs and the far-off echoes; the thick reverberations remain distinct. Most impressive is the way the track slowly builds and gathers steam without calling attention to that arc. Just focus on the little ripples circling around you—before you know it, you're riding a much bigger wave."
-Marc Masters, Pitchfork
'Parlour Games' on NPR
“Perpetual melancholist John Daniel has been on the tip of the tongue of every follower of the Drone and Ambient game for a handful of years now, quietly issuing release after release of subtly whistful and supremely blissed-out sounds as Forest Management. As time goes on, though, the Cleveland-based musician has managed to create some of the most moving music in the overlap of those heady genres, including Reservation (Death Rehearsal, 2014) and Encounter (Martinson, 2015).”
-Bobby Power, Decoder Magazine
Andrew Kirschner is a experimental/noise artist from Cleveland,Ohio. He is in multiple groups aside from his solo work. Kirschner also runs the Cleveland-based label Mistake By The Lake.
Weighted Ghost (Hanson Records)