Denver’s itchy-O consists of 23 professional musicians across an array of percussion, electronic and traditional world/rock/stringed instruments. This includes a driving drum-corps battery, taiko drummers, and an arsenal of sonic tools, from theremin to synthesizers, vocoders, and custom-built waveform equipments. The collective is known for their pyrotechnic and interactive audience-engaging theatrical productions, but at its foundation is a commitment to constructing dynamic atmospheric soundscapes and dynamic musical compositions that engulf and provoke audiences, regardless of venue or media.


Mystic Spy | Psykho Dojo
Mystic Spy | Psykho Dojo 2018
From The Overflowing
From The Overflowing 2017


WHIRL • 2007

7:32 minutes

Screening Highlights:

October 2007 - L’Exposition Internationale du Cinema Experimental
Montreal, Canada (hosted by Double Negative Collective)

May 2008 - VIDEOEX: International Experimental Film & Video
Zurich, Switzerland

October 2008 - Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival
Experimental Short Competition,
Lausanne, Switzerland

April 2009 - Österreichische Filmmuseum TIE Retrospective,
Film Museum of Austria,
Vienna, Austria

MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART • Dark Mofo festival promo videos • 2016

Video: Winter Feast
Audio: Orange Devil
Duration: 59 second video, audio for 47 seconds

Video: Festival Highlight
Audio: The Merkabah
Duration: 1:29 minute video, audio for 53 seconds

Video: Dark Park
Audio: Dance of Anunnaki
Duration: 55 second video, audio for 30 seconds

Trash Talk • 2020

Performing Rights Released To: Merrigong Theatre Company Theatre
Audio: Jaywalker, An Eagle Brought Me Honey, Orange Devil

Sypherlot: Drive-In Radio Bath • 2021

January 2021 - Documentary released on Alamo On Demand

• compel-fratorum • hyper-intentus • desumo-acoustic • artifex voluptus • celebratio professio •

• compel-fratorum • hyper-intentus • desumo-acoustic • artifex voluptus • celebratio professio •


With a driving drum-corps battery, taiko drummers and an arsenal of electronics, the 57-member art collective’s live performances invite audience members to join into an experience of radical, transcendental musical celebration through dance. Lauded as one of today’s most unique musical performance groups, itchy-O awakens the senses, tests assumptions, and creates an opening for new experiences where identity and boundaries surrender and disband.


Itchy-O was selected to act as a centerpiece at MONA’s world renowned Dark MOFO fest in Tasmania in 2016, has played with David Byrne, and are the darlings of Austin’s prestigious film festival, Fantastic Fest, performing there three years in a row. They have opened for DEVO, Beats Antique, Melvins and have performed at The Biennial of the Americas, Tucson’s All Souls Procession Festival, Scoutmob’s Halloween bash in Atlanta, Austin’s Art Outside, Adobe’s Effective UI, along with regular coast-to-coast touring across the United States. Annual Hallowmass, Sci-Fi Masquerade, and New Year’s Eve bashes have become historic sold-out Colorado traditions.

• compel-fratorum • hyper-intentus • desumo-acoustic • artifex voluptus • celebratio professio •

• compel-fratorum • hyper-intentus • desumo-acoustic • artifex voluptus • celebratio professio •


Itchy-O also works with Colorado-based recording studios Mighty Fine Productions and Evergroove Studio to track all percussion and mix/master, respectively, to provide a full-suite of production services available in a business-friendly environment.


  • Brad Smalling Audio Engineer - Evergroove Owner

  • Colin Bricker Audio Engineer - Mighty Fine Owner

  • Xandy Whitesel Audio Engineer Mighty Fine

  • Ethan Klien QSC Electronics Engineer - itchy-O Member

  • David Kessner QSC Projects Engineer - itchy-O Member


  • Scott Banning Composer, Producer, Roto-Toms, Taiko, Samples, Synths

  • Joe Hatfield Guitars, Percussion

  • Tim Petit Bass Drum

  • Sean O'Malley Quint Tenors

  • Bryan Aquino Snare

  • Rob Burleson Cymbalist

  • Hanne Schrixx Cymbalist

  • Allison Marcellus Cymbalist

  • Carlo Campagna Cymbalist

  • Matt Steitle Quint Tenor, Taiko

  • Thomas Knight Taiko

  • Sara Akayo Taiko

  • Toni Rib Taiko

  • Jackson Lynn Taiko

  • Ethan Alexander Bass Guitars

  • Russ Cochrane Guitars

  • Kirsten Vermulen Synths, Keys

  • Collin Elliot Samples, Keys

  • Aaron Spriggs Theremin

  • Brad Schumaker Oscillators, Digital Effects, Vocoder

  • Nick Gonzalez SpFX, Samplers

  • Atlas Ryan SpFX Sampler

  • David Britton Synthesizers


  • One Custom Made O-Hira Daiko (Big Drum), including floor stand and upright stand 42" diameter head, 24" deep body

  • One Custom Made O-Hira Daiko, including custom steel stand with vertical-horizontal drum positioning

  • Ten 20"x24" Nagado-Daiko, including both floor stands and slanted stands

  • Three 18”x22” Nagado-Daiko, including floor stands

  • 20"x9" Custom Made Hira-Daiko (Flat Body Drum)

  • 18"x20" Custom Made Katsugi-Okedo, including stand

  • Two 15”x18” Katsugi-Okedo

  • 16"x9" Shime-Daiko

  • Two 14"x6" Shime-Daiko

  • 12"x22" Naga-nagado-Daiko (Extra long body drum)

  • One Rosewood Concert Dhol, straight barrel shape

  • One Professional Bhanga Dhol, rounded barrel shape

  • Uchiwa-Daiko (Fan Drum) 24cm

  • Uchiwa-Daiko (Fan Drum) 27cm

  • Uchiwa-Daiko (Fan Drum) 30cm

  • Tettou (Metal instrument - also called cannon)

  • Chappa (Hand Cymbals) 2 sizes

  • Atarigane or Chanchiki (Bell)

  • 22” wind gong

  • 20” wind gong

  • Balinese Cremation Gamelan

  • 2 Gamelan gongs, Chinese Cymbals, and various bells from SE Asia

  • Horagai (blowing conch)

  • Roto Toms 18” 16” 10” 6”

  • Quints Tenor Drums

  • Quads Tenor Drums

  • Vintage Ludwig Stainless Marching Snare 13"

  • Timbalitos (Pair)

  • Ludwig Timbalitos 12” and 10”

  • LP Timbales 14” and 13”

  • 113 Year Old Buscher Marching Pipe Bass Drum 28”

  • Six pairs Stadium Marching Cymbals 20”

  • Korg Microsampler X5

  • SP-303 Boss Sampler X2

  • 2 Moog Thereminis

  • Warp Factory; Multi-Effects Processor, X3 Vocoders

  • VE-5000 Vocoder; Vocal Effects Processor

  • M-32 Console

  • Mesa Boogie X4 10” Bass Stack (previously owned by Metallica)

  • Mesa Boogie Guitar Stack

  • Baritone Ibanez 6 String Electric Guitar

  • Schecter Stiletto Stealth 5 Bass Guitar

  • Roland SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler

  • Line 6 DL4 Delay and MM4 Ring Mod

  • Korg Minilogue

  • Circuit-bent Yamaha PSS-140 FM synth

  • Xynthi Supercollider Interface

  • Fender 6-String Stratocaster Electric Guitar

  • Alesis Ampliton Tremelo

  • Alesis Phalng Flanger

  • Alesis Faze Phaser

  • Whammy Pitch Bend

  • Line 6 Echo Park Delay

  • EHX Cathedral Reverb

  • Klark-Technic DN 410 EQ

  • HHB Tube Compressor

  • Seventh Circle Preamps

The resulting “interdimensional orchestra” is now available for bespoke compositions.