Cosmos featuring Jeff Parker
Dion Kerr's second single, “Cosmos” from his BACE Records debut, “Ivy”, is a multi-movement piece with recurring melodies and evolving musical themes. Here Kerr uses an original composition from his days at Manhattan School of Music, deconstructing and recasting it into a 9-minute big band arrangement. Featuring Jeff Parker on guitar, the two crossed paths during his time at the Banff International Workshop for Improvised Music in Alberta, Canada curated by Vijay Iyer. That meeting resulted in Parker’s feature on “Cosmos”, where the two share their unique voices and weave together a colorful sonic tapestry. Staying true to his passion for experimental music, this piece showcases Kerr’s skill as he marries drum machine beats with cassette tape saturation.