Wind Cults with Thom Nguyen, Adam Lion, and Brett Naucke
Beautifulish with Sam Scranton and Katherine Young
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center {120 College Street}
TICKETS – $12 General Admission / $8 for BMCM+AC members + Students w/ID

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center presents Wind Cults and Beautifulish.


Sam Scranton (percussion + electronics) and Katherine Young (bassoon + electronics) make music together as Beautifulish. The duo fuses free improvisation with composed musical material. Tightly interwoven gestures smudge into expansive textures. Rainbows of noise produced through haptic and breathy friction create proximity and space, timbre and harmony, pitch and rhythm. Using electronics and amplification to augment acoustic instruments, the duo creates its own beautifulish soundworld.

Wind Cults

Wind Cults is an Asheville-based improv trio. Comprised of Brett Naucke (electronics), Thom Nguyen (drums), and Adam Lion (vibraphone), the trio utilizes an idiosyncratic improvisational language which prioritizes spontaneity, process, and the unknown. A sonic mishmash of cacophony, harmony, density and repetition, the group embodies musical extremes which branch in every direction.