THE INVITATION

A throbbing 50-piece collective of masked chaos invites you to dissolve the performer/audience divide and melt into the bedlam, that is the disorienting power of itchy-O.

itchy-O is a Denver-based percussion-centered electronic performance band. itchy-O brings a sophisticatedly savage sound and the sheer ecstasy of instruments untethered and running free. With a driving drum corps battery, Taiko drummers, an arsenal of electronics including synthesizers, theremin, vocoders, and many other special devices, the IOMB completely engulfs and immerses an audience from every angle in a pounding electric bog of music, ephemera and spectacle. The masked and hive-minded IOMB is waging war on predictable mediocrity with their blind-siding-style performances which feature an artfully hazardous Chinese lion, a troupe of sensuous dancing provocateurs, fog, strobes, sequins, sweat and fury.

THE CALLING

RADICAL, TRANSCENDENTAL, MUSICAL INCLUSION

Itchy-O aspires to create transcendent spiritual experiences with performances that confound the senses and disorient perceptions of place, time, order, reason and categorical identity. We invite our audiences to embrace mystery and join us in passing between knowing, unknowing, self and other.

THE PLAYERS

Bryan Aquino ∇ Snare
Sarah Ayako ∇ Taiko
Scott Allen Banning ∇ Roto-Toms
David Britton ∇ MicroKorg
Robert Drew Burleson ∇ Cymbals
Carlo Campagna ∇ Cymbals
Alicia Cardenas ∇ Cymbals
Russ Cochrane ∇ Bass
John Gross ∇ Vocoder
Joe Hatfield ∇ Quad Tenors
Skyler Heck ∇ Sampler
Justin Hicks ∇ Special Effects
Stephen Daniel Karpik ∇ Bass Drum
Ethan Klein ∇ Cymbals, Audio Engineer, Lighting
Thomas Knight ∇ Taiko
Roger Liu ∇ Guitar
Adam Loudermilk ∇ Snare
Sara Miller ∇ Timbales
Sean O’Malley ∇ Quint Tenors
Brad Smalling ∇ Audio Engineer
Aaron Spriggs ∇ Effects/Theremin
Matt Steitle ∇ Taiko
Kirsten Vermulen ∇ MicroKorg

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Ryan Archuleta ∇ Polyphonic
Jessalyn Amber ∇ Creep Unit
Mariah Becerra ∇ Special Effects
Rex Blatter ∇ Chaos Tech
Megs Burd ∇ Lion Dancer
Khena Bullshields ∇ Lion Dancer
Stevie Caldarola ∇ Special Effects
Steven Call ∇ Polyphonic
Jackson Ellis ∇ Industrialist
Evelyn Fugate ∇ Creep Unit
Jen GaNun ∇ Creep Unit
Sarah Harman ∇ Creep Unit
Andrew Linares ∇ Polyphonic
Joanne M.W. Liu ∇ Lion Dancer
Rae Loun ∇ Creep Unit
Allison Marcellus ∇ Lion Dancer
Mark Moffett ∇ Industrialist
David Poore ∇ Lion Dancer
Rachel Qualliotine ∇ Creep Unit
Brad Schumacher ∇ Polyphonic
Wayne Scott ∇ Lion Dancer
Jiah Shin ∇ Creep Unit
Thomas Silaghy ∇ Special Effects
Brad Smalling ∇ Live Engineer
Jenny Smalling ∇ Creep Unit
John Smith ∇ Chaos Tech
Sara Valentine ∇ Creep Unit
Travis Volz ∇ Publicist
Rosemary Wendel ∇ Wardrobe
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