credit: Alex Kozobolis

Blue Lake

Mar 13, 2024

10:00pm – 10:40pm CT

St David's Bethell Hall

Blue Lake is the musical project of American born, Copenhagen based multidisciplinary
artist and musician Jason Dungan, who signed to the Tonal Union imprint for the release of
his latest longform album ‘Sun Arcs’ (2023). Weaving between self-built zithers, drones,
clarinets, slide guitars and drum machines, ‘Sun Arcs’ is a beautifully unique sound offering
with inventive, free spirited and DIY sensibility. Pitchfork named it Best New Music and album, a much coveted accolade from writer Sam Sodomsky who praised the recordings on ‘Sun Arcs’ for being intimate, magical and compelling. It follows ‘Stikling’ (2022), earning a nomination for ‘Album of the Year’ in the
Jazz category at the Danish Music Awards.

A self-taught player, Dungan began freely experimenting with self-built multi-string
instruments, preferring to build his own hybrid 48-string zither and working in the realms of
left-field ambient music, off kilter folk and improvised acoustic minimalism.

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