Beer, brats, and Bon Iver...Wisconsin's contributed quite the cultural boatload to our American heritage. There's also cheese of course, and the Pack...the miserable, no good, discount double checking Packers (gross...that one they can keep for themselves, thank you very much...and yes, I'm Bears fan, but I'm sure you feel the same). Our latest interview introduces you to another fine export from The Badger State. French Horn Rebellion
, a glitchy, electro-popping duo consisting of brothers David and Robert Perlick-Molinari, swung by our Launch Pad Series last Fall, bathed themselves in a fog of smoke and hyper colored lighting, and then sat down to touch on their roots (both familial and musical), their album The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion
, and a future that will sound more like Back to the Future
(though it's titled The Hopes of a High School Football Star
). Thank you Wisconsin!
2007 feels like a long time ago now, when younger brother Robert, an accomplished French horn player, found himself playing horn in the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Standing at a crossroads, and fundamentally frustrated by the demands of mastering such an instrument (that he knew would never allow him to fully express himself), he finally asked his brother David to rebel with him, and together they embarked on a life-long creative journey. That journey is well under way.
..Paddling down along a long wild amazonian river in my birch bark canoe. I look left, I look right. My belly aches from whiskey. I Look left again. A shadow whisks through the trees. "Alas," I think to myself. "Twas but a harmless snake fetching its prey." I Look to the right. My heart jumps and tremors with fear, for yet again, the trees eerily dance along the banks. Rustle. Rustle. Rustle. "Caw" .. utters the lonely exotic bird. Echoeing the lonely fear in my heart. Caw. Caw. Caw. And into the center of that lonely pit -- ATTACK! An arrow grazes my ear, and disappears into the water. My fear is becoming paralyzing. Who are these assailants? Who could these enemies be? TBC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .