July 18, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Theron Humiston and Charlatan. Sound by Jon Monteverde.
Theron Humiston is an improvising noise musician and composer from Chicago. He uses his modular synthesizer to explore his fear of aliens. Theron studied composition and improvisation under Stephen Syverud at Northwestern University. Past works include Music for Guitar and Chainsaw, Texas Double Whopper, Antagonism #1: Europop, and several performances and recordings with electroacoustic improv outfit backGammon. Theron also produces the 'Classical & Beyond' and 'This is Hell' radio programs, Saturdays on 89.3 FM WNUR.
Listen to his music on Soundcloud.
Charlatan is the solo project of Chicago native Omar Rashan. Combining his love for noise rock, shoegaze and pop, he forged his own solo project drawing heavily from these elements, assisted by electronic beats, synthesizers, and highly textured guitars. The first album (self-titled) was released in 2013.
For this Transistor set, Charlatan performed plaintive pop tunes, accompanied by galvanic beats, buzzing synthesizers and haunting melodies.
Visit Charlatan's website.
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