Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of working on an original mix tape with Dark Matter Coffee. The release pairs with their Datura Inoxia (Devil’s Trumpet) blend. Download, stream and order the limited addition cassette at charlesmantis.com.
Faraway plants is playing the monument stage this Saturday June 24th at 2:30. This weeks lineup will feature Quin Kirchner on drums, Anthony Bruno on Saxophone, Bass and myself on electronics and trumpet.
Komorebi is the Japanese word used to describe sunlight as it passes through trees. In this piece I play rich tones on the marimba which are paired with heavily dubbed spikes of zither. Each timbre enters representing the light passing through leaves and branches. At about midway through the improvisation, a trumpet enters soaring over the scene like a bird of prey. Listen and download here: Komorebi