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Rubber Band Banjo

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Rubber Band Banjo is a sci-fi soundtrack composer, homemade instrument percussionist, and biology geek. Musical styles are all over the map and include electronic, jazz, avant rock, krautrock, IDM, video game music, cut-ups, drums ‘n’ bass, dub, no-wave, and musical collages. Compositions often involve MIDI programming and playing multiple musical instruments. These instruments include 3-stringed and rubber band zithers, objects amplified with contact mics, Kaossilator, the Mandala drum, Buddha Machine, Kaoss Pad 2, sampler, electronic drums, voice, and natural recordings. Rubber Band Banjo’s albums have been released on Weirdomusic Recordings and Fringe Biology Recordings. One track was the theme song for an award winning sci-fi podcast and Several tracks have been played on radio stations, podcasts, Warren Ellis mixtapes, and made into NINJA VIDEOS.

Five full-length albums and one EP have been recorded to date: Hybrid Musical Organisms (2002), Gather Your Junk Together (2002), Hypermutator (2005), Repeating Elements EP (2005), The Circlemaker (2007), and Synthetic Biology (2010). All of these releases are inspired by science or science fiction topics such as the mechanisms of evolutionary change in bacteria with high mutation rates (Hypermutator), wave genetics (The Circlemaker), or synthetic biology (Synthetic Biology).

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