In May of 2018, Rhythmplex launched a brick and mortar curiosity shop in beautiful Ephraim, WI. Within Things stocks a variety of collectable - and in some cases rare - books, art, recordings, instruments, objects and other curiosities related to folk traditions, esoteric philosophies, spiritual pursuits and other cultural and ideological interests. Some of the items have been involved in or are related to previous Rhythmplex projects.
BEGIN is a new creative music series held in the studio above the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Organized by William Bradley and Jon Mueller, the series will feature nationally and internationally known artists working in improvised and other creative approaches to sound and instrumentation.
Walking through the entry into the massive Meeting House at the Shaker Historical Society in Albany, NY, its expansive space echoing even in silence, its contrasting dark wood and white walls unable to contain the intense feel of history, instantly demands that you take it in.
Another is comprised of a group of Milwaukee-based artists that reimagine classical elements within contemporary performance settings. The group combines sound composition, dance, movement and chance procedure to embody the poetic nature of the present moment and to experiment with the visceral experience of the passage of time. Featuring choreography by Dawn Springer, piano by Erin Wolf, lap steel guitar by Shawn Stephany, percussion by Jon Mueller, and dance by various artists.
A Magnetic Center is the culmination of years of work and focus on time, repetition, ritual, communication, expression, endurance, emotive action and movement by drummer and percussionist Jon Mueller.
Through continuous rhythm phases in an hour long performance, Mueller sonically translated the energy transmission between book and reader, idea and mind, as seen in the videos of Carrie Schneider which were part of her “Reading Women” exhibition.
INITIATION is a record by Jon Mueller. Written and recorded over the winter months of 2014, using four bass drums, voice, and bells, the compositions reference ritual, trance and origins of music at a hypnotic and rhythmic bpm.