Fan of Consider the Source?!? Well join us to experience not one, but two of the members for there amazing side project with a few extra surprises.
Mono Means One
John Ferrara’s new musical venture Mono Means One. John is a bassist and composer, best known for his work with the acclaimed world fusion band “Consider the Source.” In this project he composes elaborate, emotionally potent and technically challenging pieces solely on bass guitar. Aside from the drums that the repressed drummer in John programmed in, all parts are tracked on his bass, though it sounds like anything but. Using his unorthodox approach to writing and performing, which he accomplishes largely by utilizing the “two handed tapping technique,” he morphs the instrument’s role into a myriad of different areas. Presenting listeners with beautiful pieces which cover a vast sonic spectrum. Where Ferrara’s take on the bass guitar showcases his technical proficiency, his ethos as an artist is strictly to serve an emotional end, making his compositions comprehensible, relatable, and palatable.
Ferrara’s music is a mixture between classical, jazz, rock, folk, and minimalism and falls somewhere between the brooding moodiness of Phillip Glass, the improvisational exploration of Chick Corea, and the melancholic spirit of Radiohead. He is inspired by composers and jazz pianists equally. The music paints many different scenes with shifts in mood and dynamics often occurring multiple times within each song.
Social Multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Marin “boasts insane chops, impeccable time, mastery of diverse traditional scales, rare fretless guitar fluency, and a gift for manipulating effects,” (Premier Guitar Magazine). Called “the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers” by The Buffalo Times, He is “A fretless guitar virtuoso whose microtonal adventures rival those of many eastern musicians, and a talent for rhythm and nuttiness” (Bass Musician Magazine). “Master of the Dutar” (NPR, New Sounds).
Gabriel has studied and performed music from North and South India, Iran, the Balkans, Turkey and Central Asia, as well as western classical music and avant-garde jazz. As one of the few players to explore the fretless guitar and MIDI guitar, he has found a truly unique and expressive voice. In addition to this his exploration and layering of a vast array of effects contributes to his distinct sound. He is a founding member of internationally renowned fusion band Consider the Source. In addition to Guitar, Gabriel is versed in Dutar, Dombra, Tanbour, Balta Saz, and Kamancha.