The debut release from the Stephen Flinn - Noah Phillps Duo and trio with Tim Perkis is a collection of adventurous spontaneous
improvisations. Stephen Flinn (drums, junk percussion) Noah Phillps (electric guitar) Tim Perkis (electronics).
Stephen Flinn has been a professional musician for over twenty years, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. As well as being an accomplished drummer and percussionist, he works with unusual sound sources including found objects and items not normally used musically. He lives in San Francisco and spends his time writing, performing, and boxing.
"Flinn is evidence that American drummers are beginning to recall that timbral serialism is the suspension bridge between funk and abstraction- what Big Sid Catlett knew, Peter Erskine forgot." Ben Watson, The Wire.
Guitarist and composer Noah Phillips received some formal training at the USC School of Music and has been involved with new music on the West Coast since 1998. His current projects include a duo with drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt, a trio with trumpeter Kris Tiner and bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck, and Boxes of Water - a quartet featuring original compositions by members Cory Wright, Aaron Kohen, Phillips and Eisenstadt. Phillips is a member of the Kreative Orchestra of Los Angeles (KOLA) and also performs with Nels and Alex Cline, G.E. Stinson,
and long time friend and collaborator Jeremy Drake. He is currently active in the Bay Area music scene while pursuing graduate studies at Mills College in Oakland.