sound ribbons/ tone poems

Knox Chandler is a world renowned multi-disciplined musician who relocated two years ago from NYC to Berlin. Since taking up residence in Berlin, he has concentrated on his solo project, Sound Ribbons/ Tone Poems. This project is an auditory expression of four decades of experience in processing, manipulating and looping the electric guitar.

What sets Sound Ribbons/ Tone Poems apart from traditional, structured compositions is that they are real-time musical soundscapes created through iPad and computer manipulations that process and iterate the initial point of reference;  the electric guitar. There is no pre-recorded audio or sequencing. Instead, these improvisations are composed on the spot. These compositions live, breathe and transform navigating through the soul of a human acting in the moment and deeply in touch with technology.

Knox Chandler’s career has taken him on the road and into recording studios with REM, Depeche Mode,  Grace Jones, Marianne Faithful, Natalie Merchant and The Golden Palominos to name a few. He’s been a long-standing member of The Psychedelic Furs, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Creatures, Dave Gahan Paper Monsters and the Cyndi Lauper band. Skilled across multiple musical disciplines, he has taken on the roles of guitarist, cellist, bassist, producer, programmer, string arranger and composer.

In addition to his solo project, Knox Chandler is also a member of “bug.” — an ongoing  sound collaboration with Mark Plati, Doug Yowell and Budgie.

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