Oberlin College Concert Board presents:
A rare appearance by JANDEK.
Jandek is the musical project of an outsider musician who operates out of Houston, Texas. Since 1978, Jandek has self-released over 60 albums of unusual, often emotionally dissolute folk and blues songs without providing any biographical information and having only ever granted two interviews. Jandek often plays a highly idiosyncratic and frequently atonal form o…f folk and blues music, often using an open and unconventional chord structure. Jandek’s music is unique, but the lyrics closely mirror the country blues and folk traditions of East Texas.
Officially, Jandek is not a person. Albums and live performances are credited to “Jandek”, but the man on the album covers and on stage is “a representative from Corwood Industries”. Corwood is the record label; “Jandek” is the musical project. Both are directed by the same individual. The trinity of Jandek, Corwood, and “the representative” is both three and one.
The enigmatic musician has also been the subject of a feature-length documentary film, Jandek on Corwood, which features interviews with music critics, obsessed fans and musicians.
In an issue of Spin circa 1993, Kurt Cobain said “He’s not pretentious, but only pretentious people like his music.”
For this very special performance, the Representative from Corwood Industries will be joined by:
Aaron Dilloway (ex-Wolf Eyes, Hanson Records) on tapes/electronics/guitar.
Robert Turman (ex-NON) on tapes/electronics/guitar.
Peter Blasser (visiting Technology In Music And Related Arts professor at Oberlin) on tuba.
Austin Vaughn on drums.
$3 for students, $7 for the public.
Tickets available at Wilder Information Desk or by calling Oberlin College Central Ticket Service at 440-775-8169 starting April 4th.