Tyler Damon

Tyler Damon is a Bloomington, Indiana based artist whose work aims to reveal obscured and untold narratives via drums/percussion & free improvisation. In addition to solo work, Tyler is currently involved in extended duo exhibitions with guitarist Tashi Dorji, bassist Darin Gray (as Duo Oninbo) & saxophonist Dave Rempis. He is also regularly engaged with John Dawson as the shape-shifting outfit Thee Open Sex.

Tyler has toured extensively in North America and Việt Nam and is also regularly engaged with other artists, musicians and heads of various sorts across the American Midwest. From his home base of Bloomington, he operates his own label, Yoke, and hosts the long-running free-form/experimental radio program Melody Unasked For on Bloomington community radio station WFHB.

"[…] his solo showcase […] shows that he can play dynamically, fading up from near nothingness to passages where his surging attack fills all available space like a deploying airbag." -- Bill Meyer, Wire Magazine #363

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    Kuzu Kuzu Kuzu

    August 13, 2018

    You know this smokes -- the new trio Kuzu -- aka Tyler Damon, Tashi Dorji & Dave Rempis. Their debut LP Hiljaisuus is out now on Astral Spirits. You should buy it now.

    They are also on tour now and in October and you should go...

    – Monday, August 13th – Kuzu @ house show, Beaumont, TX
    – Tuesday, August 14th – Kuzu w/ Dane Rousay @ High Wire Art Gallery (326 Josephine St.), San Antonio, TX
    – Wednesday, August 15th – Kuzu w/ Carter/Smith/Ruth/Gonzalez/Gonzalez quintet, Espina/Daghighi/Butler trio + a screening of Milford Graves @fullmantismovie @ Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.), Dallas, TX*
    – Thursday, August 16th – Kuzu w/ Soft Healer, Dane Rousay. DJ Gerard Cosloy @ Sonic Transmissions Festival, Sahara Lounge (1413 Webberville Rd.), Austin, TX

    (Photo by Julia Dratel)

  • Tashi and Tyler Leave No Trace

    January 9, 2018

    Tashi Dorji and Tyler Damon are back with a companion to Both Will Escape, their 2016 hyper-acclaimed debut. Leave No Trace: Live In St. Louis LP perfectly captures their feedback shadow lines and bombastic percussion. It's out Feb. 2, 2018. Hand cut artwork by Jeremy Kannapell.