Rrake (composer, performer, band leader)

In 2006, I assembled an ensemble to perform at that year’s Santa Fe High Mayhem Festival. I wanted it to be a tantrum about the surrounding world. Groove-based but exploring multiple meters at once, Rrake was raucous and immersive. Broken and sexy. Its basis was a double rhythm section—each with its own pulse to explore, horn and strings front-line, and percussion.