Monday, March 23, 2020

Pre-Pandemic: Inbetween Series, Bongus

CityArts (39 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801) presented Bongus as part of the Inbetween Series. These monthly shows happen inbetween the art being hung in the galleries.

Bongus is an improvisation collective based out of Orlando, Florida. Combining elements of free jazz, electronic noise, and no wave styles, Bongus’s music is high energy and textural. It’s core members include Thomas Milovac (double bass) and Syoma Klochko (electric guitar). They are joined by Jim Ivy on wind instruments. 

For some reason the drum set was covered in fabric as the audience filled in the space. Once the drummer stated performing, it was bundled up on the base drum. I had a blast letting the lines flow to the music. Of course the next Inbetween series has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is now impossible for me to find such public performances to draw. I may have to start doing still lifes. 

Listen to the Tic Toc Hamster, Stay Home, Stay Safe.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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