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(the) giants of gender

(the) giants of gender, an experimental trio that formed during the summer of 2006. They believe that improvisation is the purest form of music: it is the core of our musical aesthetic and didactical practices.

They examine the currents of postmodern musics available in mass media as it relates to their generation, the iGeneration. Born during the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, the defining cultural-historical event to distinguish the group is that they spent their formative years in the age of the internet. Bombarded by this aspect of mass media, their senses have been saturated. The musicians of their generation have been exposed to a greater quantity of music than any previous generation. Young artists of prior generations looked to the underground, searching for voices with which they could identify. With the advent of the internet, however, there is no underground. Even the concept of obscurity is questionable given twenty-first century access to information about past and current artistic trends. Art and music have become easier to locate, and artists have a means to promote their work and ideas without corporate interests. How has this affected the improvising artists of the iGeneration? It has left a void. This issue is crucial to (the) g.o.g.

Andy Meyer -reeds
Kyle Farrell -vibraphone, percussion
Jenna Barvitski - violin, viola