ITCHY-O

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 percussion-centered, experimental electronic performance orchestra.

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, ITCHY-O completely engulfs and immerses an audience from every angle in a pounding electric bog of music, ephemera, and spectacle.

The masked and hive-minded ITCHY-O 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

Scott Allen Banning

Roto-Toms

David Britton

MicroKorg

Robert Drew Burleson

Cymbals

Carlo Campagna

Cymbals

Russ Cochrane

Bass

John Gross

8-Track Player

Joe Hatfield

Quad Tenors

Colin Elliot

Sampler

Bill Murphy

Special Effects

SDK

Bass Drum

Ethan Klein

Cymbals, Audio Engineer, Lighting

Thomas Knight

Taiko

Roger Liu

Guitar

Sara Miller

Timbales

Sean O’Malley

Quint Tenors

Brad Smalling

Audio Engineer

Aaron Spriggs =

Effects/Theremin

Matt Steitle

Taiko

Kirsten Vermulen

MicroKorg

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

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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“Mystery is certainly key to Itchy-O, Denver’s own astoundingly large 50-member-plus percussive and electronic musical collective, whose wild, immersive shows completely tear down the walls between performer and audience, stage and dance floor. For example, there are few interviews where the band answers as a collective in the interest of keeping their individual identities secret. But in an era of ego-driven individualism, where even the most intimate personal details of our lives are ripe for peacocking on social media, there’s something refreshingly genuine and artistically rebellious about a commitment to collectivism, community, and anonymity.”

~Sarah Baranauskas, Marquee Magazine