Transgressing the boundaries between acoustic and electronic, analog and digital, Jake Meginsky’s work finds itself in the curious midway point various forms of radical American music; the propulsive and unhinged free-jazz of the 1960s, stripped-back music concrete and the newer beat-driven forms found in the likes of Chicago footwork. A percussionist at heart, his frenzied, complex patterns and unpredictable compositional shifts are anchored by a love of minimalism and (often) repetition – not to mention his use of very little means of equipment.
Jake’s work has been published on NNA Tapes, Mantile, Second, Feeding Tube Records, Rel Records, Open Mouth Records, Wooden Finger Records. Ultra Eczema and Ecstatic Peace Records. Alongside various with various artists and choreographers he has worked and collaborated with Milford Graves, Alvin Lucier, Joan La Barbara, Kim Gordon, Vic Rawlings, Greg Kelley, Bhob Rainey, Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, William Parker, Daniel Carter, Paul Flaherty, Arthur Brooks, Bill Nace, and John Truscinski.