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Jay Cloidt

Humor may be the key towards the technically sophisticated audio sculptures of Omaha-born and San Francisco-based Jay Cloidt. Splicing jointly digitally sampled deconstructions of traditional and pop sources, Cloidt creates parts which have provoked evaluations with Spike Jones, Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, and P.D.Q. Bach. His compositions have already been commissioned and documented with the Kronos Quartet as well as the Paul Dresher Outfit. The receiver of a Experts degree in Digital Music and Documenting Media through the Mills College Middle for Modern Music in Oakland, California in 1981, Cloidt released his profession as keyboardist for a number of pop and rock and roll bands. Embracing structure in 1979, he previously his first achievement when the Kronos Quartet commissioned him to create “Kole Kat Krush” in 1989. The piece, which included snippets by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Eric Clapton, and Sly Rock, was afterwards performed with the Kronos Quartet as the name an eye on Cloidt’s debut record a decade afterwards. Cloidt’s cooperation with Dresher started, in 1990, when he offered as audio designer/engineer of the opera, Pioneer, compiled by Dresher, Rinde Eckert, John Duykes, Jo Harvey Allen, and Terry Allen, and performed with a music group offering Dresher on bass and electric guitar and Philip Aaberg on keyboards. Five years afterwards, Cloidt was commissioned to create “Life Is Great” for the Paul Dresher Outfit. Cloidt in addition has composed parts for the Margaret Jenkins and G. Palmer dance businesses.

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