Wired for Sound

Wired For Sound' is a testament to the power of collective thinking in the development of ideas, and captures a dramatic series of creative musical breakthroughs for all involved. 

"[Vandermark's] fiery quintet Marker features a superb group of young players bursting with potential: electric guitarists Andrew Clinkman and Steve Marquette, drummer Phil Sudderberg, and violinist/keyboardist Macie Stewart. They've collectively delivered something riveting on Marker's debut, Wired For Sound (Audiographic)."

Peter Margasak, "The Chicago Reader," February 1, 2018 

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  • 1. Okinawa Bullfight (for Chantal Akerman)
  • 2. Every Carnation (for Pina Bausch)
  • 3. Doctors In The Shot (for Anthony Braxton & Bernie Worrell)
Compositions by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music/ASCAP-Cien Fuegos)

Music performed and improvised by

Andrew Clinkman: guitar (left)
Steve Marquette: guitar (right)
Macie Stewart: keyboard and violin
Phil Sudderberg: drums
Ken Vandermark: reeds

Recorded on September 29th, 2017 by Alex Inglizian and Ralph Loza at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago.

Mixed by Alex Inglizian and Ken Vandermark with assistance from Andrew Clinkman, Steve Marquette, and Phil Sudderberg at Experimental Sound Studio.

Mastered by Alex Inglizian.

Produced by Ken Vandermark for Audiographic Records.

Thanks to the musicians, to Adrienne Pierluissi for giving Marker a weekly residency at the Sugar Maple in Milwaukee during August of 2017, and to the listeners.

Band photo by Julia Dratel

Design: Fede Peñalva