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Bill Horist & Darin Gray

9 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.

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Bill Horist lives bound to the guitar neck and urges its strings to cry through composite drones. He bleeds a stoic sound and works out a product that elevates melody through sharp noise. This wild jazz filters inorganic squalls with natural and familiar sound. These elements bring phrases that recur in Horist's set, creating an inexhaustible love with every piece. Collaborator Darin Gray is an expert in plucking the low tones and living in sound space as if it were his own home. Gray's deeply personal sound gives the impression that every spectator is a voyeur, peering into the private conversation of improvised auteurs.

His Guitar Is Prepared, Are You? Horist is an artist you'd pay no simple chump change to see through a New Music Circle event. Schlafly Tap Room provides the room, free of charge and free of stage.

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