Mural at Stockbridge & Portage (Howard's Party Store)
Mural at Stockbridge & Portage (Howard's Party Store) – 1366 Portage Street
42.2771925, -85.5705171 : Directions
This is one of my favorite murals in town. I think the high use of Green and Red give me a calming yet energized feeling. I wrote this music not to describe the painting but the energy of change surrounding it.
There is a lot of change happening in Kalamazoo. Surfaces, communities, and financial factors are being grown or torn down daily. Very relevant to the rest of the world. I know nothing of good or bad but I do know of change. It’s often mysterious, never predictable, and juxtaposes feelings of hope and despair. Still, it is one thing that is constant and connects all nations and living organisms.
This piece is an allegory, an oxymoron, a time portal forward and back. A representation of Green, Red, and Change and the mixed feelings they may induce.
Avant Garde cellist and vocalist Jordan Hamilton merges musical styles to tell stories of the human experience through a variety of musical genres.
As a member of Last Gasp Collective and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Jordan can be found performing primarily in the Midwest, where he has opened for national acts such as Eric Roberson and Nappy Roots.
By merging songwriting, loop pedals, sample machines, cello, and vocals, the Western Michigan University Graduate creates an eclectic sound with his music. His most recent release Vibrations is a compilation of feelings expressed in sound with no words.