Silver City, Nevada – Discover experimental, electronic music with Silver City’s current artist-in-residence, Brian Schorn and musician Mylo McCormick as they improvise together on Tuesday July 12 from 10am-noon at the Silver Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the free show on Silver City’s stage in the town park!
Brian Schorn is an experimental musician and graphic composer from Michigan whose discography includes numerous compilations categorized as radio art, drone music, field recording, experimental jazz, musique concrete, and text-sound composition. His music has been broadcast on radio stations around the world, and his graphic composition Nebula premiered in London, England with a performance by the Aurora Orchestra. His solo album Text•ures and his collaborative album Body Bits with trombonist Jen Baker, both appear on the Cyclene Records label. He has studied music composition with Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran, and Fred Frith; as well as electronic music with Chris Brown and Maggie Payne. While at Mills College where he earned his Master in Fine Arts degree in electronic music and recording media, Schorn performed with jazz legend Cecil Taylor, video music pioneer Steina Vasulka, and psychoacoustic sound artist Maryanne Amacher.
Schorn is a multi-disciplinary artist who not only has a MFA degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media, but MFA degrees in fine art photography, graphic design, and creative writing as well.
“Working as an artist within a multitude of disciplines, I approach sound just as I do paint or wood—as a malleable material ripe for experimentation,” Schorn explains. “This deep exploration of sonic material ultimately leads to the discovery of unfound sounds. Although this is truly a highlight of the creative process, the real joy lies in an open-ended search for these sounds.”
Mylo McCormick is a 22-year-old senior at UNR where he has a major in Literature and a minor in Philosophy with an Ethics, Law, and Politics specialization. He’s also a multi-instrumentalist who has been on stage in Northern Nevada since he was 14. Recognized for “Best Entertainment in Rural Nevada” by Nevada Magazine in 2019, he performs with the bands Mo’z Motley Blues, Moxy Ruckus and the Mylo McCormick Project and as a solo performer at venues throughout Northern Nevada and Tahoe. He has dozens of shows this summer, including with the Moxy Ruckus band at Brewery Arts’ outdoor concert series, and at venues in Reno, Virginia City, South Lake Tahoe, etc.
In a KNVC 95.1FM radio interview with Sanie La Nae, McCormick described influences on his musical style. He explained, “There’s a subtractive kind of fetishization of uniqueness among artists that can detract from the quality of their work. In my style of music, I try to acknowledge my influences indiscreetly. Jim Hendrix is my number one influence. Beyond that, Funk music has really grown on me, and progressive jazz influenced rock music…I try not to get trapped in a genre.”
Location: The Silver City Park and the Silver Pavilion outdoor stage are both at 385 High Street, Silver City, Nevada 89428. Silver City is located within a National Historic Landmark on the Comstock 3 miles south of Virginia City, 7 miles from Dayton and 11 miles from Carson City.
Contact: For more information about the Resident Artist Program and the July 12 concert, contact Quest Lakes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors: The concert is co-sponsored by the Resident Artist Program in Silver City and Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties.