Static Announcements

Static Announcements is an Electroacoustic Free Improv Trio. Ryan Anthony on Drums, Josh Bennett on Clarinets & Electronics, and Keith Kelly on Saxophones, Bass, & MISC. From frenetic sonic explosions, to delicate ambient soundscapes, to grooving beat-driven expressions Static Announcements looks to the intersection of the Electronic & Acoustic worlds while blending the diverse stylistic backgrounds of the band.

Formed in 2008 Static Announcements has been playing their special brand of improvisation throughout the Phoenix valley. Including performances at The Modified, Experimental Arts Festival at PVCC, and the 2011 ISIM Conference, Static Announcements has proven to be one of the most forward-thinking groups in Phoenix. Ryan Anthony, Keith Kelly, and Josh Bennett collaborate together to create riff based grooves, atonal noise collages, and serene ambient landscapes.

Based on the idea that free improvisation can exist with cohesion, care, and attention to harmonic texture and that acoustic instruments can be blended with electronic processing to create a new and exciting musical experience Static Announcements is constantly looking for what is to come. Without the printed page distracting Ryan, Keith, and Josh the band handles each musical work with precision and forethought as they borrow from many streams. With backgrounds in Jazz, Rock, Classical, Avant-garde, and Pop each member brings their personal experience to the listener in a thoughtful way.