Human Laser Experiment is a 7-piece jazz fusion group in which the members are outnumbered by time signatures. The creation of pianist, composer and laser scientist Paddy Kelly, their songs often showcase “charmingly large” numbers of beats per bar – which in turn can subdivide into unique groupings. Musically, they are heavily influenced by modern jazz and jazz fusion icons Chris Potter, Michael Brecker, Mike Stern and Don Grolnick, as well as the bands Steps Ahead and Snarky Puppy. Blended into the sounds of these humans are rhythmic concepts cooked up from all sorts of strange places in the jazz and non-jazz worlds.
Arguably as important as their musical influences, Human Laser Experiment also draw inspiration from a wide variety of non-musical sources. In particular, they seek to re-imagine colour as sound, as well as playing music written about space and science. The result is a surprisingly light-hearted and fun take into a world of complexity and odd meter – despite their interest in weird time, Human Laser Experiment is absolutely a foot-tapping band.
MILES ROONEY -violet- TRUMPET
DES CANNINGS -indigo- TROMBONE
ZAC OLSEN -blue- ALTO SAXOPHONE
PADDY KELLY -green- KEYS
BEC SCOLNIK -yellow- BARITONE SAXOPHONE
OSCAR PETERSON -orange- BASS
RYU KODAMA -red- DRUMS
General – $17.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $14.00 incl booking fee
All You Can Eat Pizza & Show – $48.00 including booking fee
Drinks & Show – $35.00 incl booking fee
Full bar & bistro for light meals available