Detritivore is an extended, text-based, ritualized performance centered on the contingency of everything. Throughout Detritivore’s 80 minutes, performers chart their days, perform coded languages of authority, examine marginalia, recite histories, and engage the end. Found instruments accompany, replace, and interact with vocal performance to create a focused, immersive and monolithic sound world.
In the occasion of Michael Milano’s Smooth Times, curated by Thea Liberty Nichols at The Franklin, Bill Frisch, Deidre Huckabay, Sam Scranton, and Andrew Tham present DETRITIVORE, as a companion to Michael’s new investigations on time.
Sam Scranton is a composer/performer who lives and works in Chicago. He has been described in New Music Box as “an artist taking wholehearted risks” and in the New York Times as a “killer drummer”. Sam’s music has been performed in numerous concert halls and exhibition spaces such as Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago), Constellation (Chicago), and Art of This (Minneapolis); and has performed onstage in Berlin, Moscow, London, and Paris with avant rock ensemble volcano!, their music released by Leaf Label (UK). In December 2014, his work will appear on the Chicago’s first contemporary art music tape label Parlour Tapes+.