John Wiese (Solo Performance and Composition for St. Louis Ensemble)

John Wiese (Solo Performance & Composition for STL Ensemble / + STL Residency)
Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Xavier Hall University Theatre, Saint Louis University
3733 West Pine Mall, 63108  / *UPDATE – A DETAILED MAP to Xavier Hall may be found HERE (

John Wiese – electronics & compositions for St. Louis ensemble

Darin Gray – upright bass
Danielle Taylor Williams – harp
Julio Prato – electronics
Coby Pear – modular synthesizer
Drew Gowran –  percussion
Michael Williams – tapes / electronics
Chris Trull – Guitar
Fred Tompkins – flute
Sarah Vie – violin
Alex Cunningham – violin
JJ Hamon – pedal steel guitar / trombone
Hannah Costillo – keyboards
Necia Baxter – turntables
Dave Stone – Saxophone
Syrhea Conaway – vocals / electronics
Josh Kahl – Modular synthesizer
Alberto Patino – drums
Louis Wall – cymbals

+ STL RESIDENCY: Please see red text below. 

John Wiese is an artist and composer living in Los Angeles, California. He is a native of St. Louis, where as a young teenager he began experiments with home-recording on a cassette 4-track. He has since solidified his name as a tremendously prolific performer and recording artist, with expertise in composition, texture, and sonic experimentation. Wiese says he doesn’t really think of himself as a musician in the traditional sense, and instead of writing purely notated music he works with manipulating, cutting and arranging sounds electronically. The end product is more like a meticulous collage, built upon dense, nuanced sounds ranging from the minimal to the frenetic.

With a lengthy résumé of solo releases, Wiese’s projects as a collaborator have increased over the last decade to produce works with the likes of veteran jazz-improviser, Evan Parker, rock bands like No Age and Wolf Eyes, and metal groups such as Sunn O))). Recently, he has lead collaborative projects for large groups, developing a method of “text-based scores”. For his St. Louis performance he will debut a site-specific composition that includes over 20 local musicians, utilizing both traditional and non-traditional instrumentation.


STL RESIDENCY: Workshops, artist-talks, and film screenings…

Weds – Nov 8th

9am – 10am 
Washington University’s Sam Fox School:  Constellations, Sequences and Series – class – Room: Steinberg 026
event page here
11:30am – 12:30pm
Lindenwood University (St. Charles)
Room: room LARC 117
contact: 314-374-9188 /
event page here
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Dept. of Music at Washington University
Department of Music | Blewett Hall : Tietjens 4
event page here & here
Thurs November 9th 
11am – 12:30pm
Forrest Park Community College
Room F410
event page here
8pm – 9pm
Films by John Wiese (free screening)
Moolah Theatre (@ Mini Moolah)
3821 Lindell Blvd
event page here

Co-presented in partnership with Department of Fine & Performing Arts, Saint Louis University
Special support provided has been provided Arts and Education Council