Sun, 21 May 2006
Euphonic Productions presents:
Stephen Flinn plus special guests
Son of C.O.D.
8pm, Sunday, May 21
$5 at the door
290 MLK Jr. Drive, Suite 8
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 self-made insturments and found objects. He lives in San Francisco and spends his time teaching, performing, and writing.
"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.
" Flinn's percussion more closely resembles the Byzantine path of interconnected firing neurons than it does the beating of the heart. His elongated snare rolls and mysterious pings and plonks serve not to connect what has come with what is yet to be; instead, they simply provide context for the eternal, ever-changing present moment."
- Bill Meyer, Signal to Noise
" Flinn's cymbals and bells seem to presage a toyshop explosion with all the playthings resounding every which way as they soar into the air."
- Ken Waxman, Jazzworld.
"Flinn smears the palette with atypical coloration. The music appears in all its nakedness as an expressive emission of disjointed notes that fold together to make a tightly knitted cloth." Flinn interacts with magic and makes his drums speak in foreign tongues. He is on an irregular mission to blanket the battlefield with rim screeches, startling crashes and unexpected bursts of thunder."
- Frank Rubolino, Cadence
"Flinn is very quick with the sticks, responding to ever change with a rim shot or whistle here, a crash of junkyard percussion there. He even lists paper bags as one of his instruments."
- Bruce Greenlee, Earshot Jazz
"The three pieces offered a better opportunity to taste Drake's many sonic spricings due to the subtle and sensitive percussion work of Stephen Flinn. Flinn created a flow of small noises from his cluttered drum/percussion set. Using various sized sticks, bows, utensils, and brushes, he perfectly complemented Drake's creative expressions. These unique soundscapes set the stage for Fuchs and he was a revelation."
- Rex Butters, All About Jazz
"Flinn plays the role of instigator, spurring on the saxophonist, complementing him, and serving as color commentator. When Blanco whistles through his horn, the drummer lays down a roll, and elsewhere Flinn keeps it soft and simple."
- Steven Loewy, All Music Guide
Son of C.O.D. (Rev. Robert J. Hulihan, Jr. and R. Walter R.) weave fantastic alternate realities in this first gig of their twenty-fifth year anniversary.
upcoming Euphonic shows at Eyedrum:
May 26: Shaking Ray Levis & Erik Hinds, GFE
June 28: New American Wing
Eyedrum’s programming is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs.