I make music in a variety of groups with different focuses, all using improvisation as a main component. Check out some of these ongoing and past projects:
Tonal Masher - solo electroacoustic project focused on resonant saxophone feedback.
Gold Age - Oakland avant jazz quartet with Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai, Britt Ciampa.
Ton Trio II - Oakland based avant jazz trio with Scott Brown and Alex Vittum
Aram Shelton Quartet - Chicago based quartet with Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich and Tim Daisy
Stratic - Oakland based electroacoustic trio with Michael Coleman and Alex Vittum
Fast Citizens - Chicago based sextet with Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Anton Hatwich and Frank Rosaly
Marches - Oakland based sextet with Cory Wright, Michael Coleman, Doug Stuart, Jordan Glenn and Sam Ospovat
Arrive - Chicago based quartet with Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy
Cylinder - San Francisco quartet with Darren Johnston, Lisa Mezzacappa and Kjell Nordeson
Last Distractions - trio with Josh Berman and Weasel Walter
Dragons 1976 - Chicago trio with Jason Ajemian and Tim Daisy
Ton Trio - Oakland trio with Kurt Kotheimer and Sam Ospovat
Flockterkit - ethereal sextet with saxophone, trombone, organ, bass, indian percussion and drums
Son of Gunnar, Ton of Shel electroacoustic duo with Steini Gunnarson
grey ghost - Chicago electroacoustic duo with Johanthan Crawford
774th street quartet - saxophone quartet with Keefe Jackson, Guillermo Gregorio and Thomas Mejer
Here are some sounds. Click here if you'd like to listen to them in a separate window.
Aram Shelton by Lenny Gonzalez
Aram Shelton as Tonal Masher in Antwerp. Photo by Geert Vandepoele
Gold Age at Duende. Aram Shelton, Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai, Britt Ciampa
Larry Ochs, Aram Shelton, Kjell Nordeson, Mark Dresser at the Stone. Photo by Peter Gannushkin.