Kevin Ernste

Kevin Ernste

Recordings

WeaknessFull Spectrum Records FS025, 2013.

Digital download with accompanying booklet, featuring essays by Feeney and Andrew Weathers, who writes:

Weakness is a piece about failure and anxiety. Tim Feeney channels the pressure of the classical music world into an expansive work of stripped-back solo percussion; a single snare drum in a reverberant stairway. Weakness gives us alternating zones of sound and silence, touching on techniques related to the work of Alvin Lucier, the Wandelweiser group, and Full Spectrum's own Sarah Hennies. 

"The obvious description of the piece involves talking about the beauty of simple acoustic phenomena, releasing the voices that live inside our instruments, listening to what is and refraining from judgment of what it might be in relation to something else," Feeney states. 

Work of this nature is delicate, but Feeney transcends the trope demonstration of a phenomena into something more telling of the composer's character. There's something personal between those strokes.

Reviews from Tiny Mix Tapes, who liked the format, and Vital Weekly, who didn't.

CarolineWeighter Recordings WR02, 2014. 

A drum, with hands. For Lou Cohen

Reviews from Fluid Radio, Brian Olewnick, and Vital Weekly. Richard Pinnell and Patrick Farmer also give the record a close read in a longer discussion in The Field Reporter.

Recent Performances

Wayne-o-Rama/Shaking Ray Levi Society, Chattanooga, TN, January 2017

Anxious Sound, New Orleans, LA, January 2017

Dreamland, Louisville, KY, March 2016

Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL, April 2015

Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA, March 2015

Open Ears series, Blue Nile, New Orleans, LA, December 2014

Louisville Experimental Festival, June 2014

Green Fish series, Dartmouth College, February 2014