Boston trumpeter Greg Kelley takes an atom and constructs a world out of it. Taking his cue from the metallic tubes of his instrument and how they are connected to his mouth, and ultimately his body, his sounds are never wholly disembodied but rather maintain the precise quality of that apparatus that, in his hands, is a physical/technological continuum.
Or something--efforts to characterize his art are bound to fail, turning back on themselves with the fatal realization that the only way to properly experience his work is to be silent and listen to it very carefully.
AAJ Contributor Gordon Marshall spoke with Kelley about his work, influenced by music ranging from Sonic Youth, The Butthole Surfers and The Cure, to Bach, Stravinsky and Mahler.
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