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Weekly, live performances by experimental musicians.


Grampus is an improvising, interface driven trio based in Los Angeles. Using the signal processing program Max/MSP both trumpet player Louis Lopez and trombone player Daniel Eaton create elaborate ways of modifying their acoustic instruments. In developing these new digital instruments, the search for integrating acoustic and processed sound through improvisation let them to the percussionist Michael Lockwood. Together they have developed a sound truly unique and varied that takes full advantage of pulse and augmented timbres. In their live performances they incorporate visuals that are controlled by their instruments in real time, creating a complete immersive environment. The members of Grampus seek to constantly expand their musical vocabulary and explore new models of creating.

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