RABBIT RABBIT RADIO
Carla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi & Jeremy Flower, with Jon Evans
Rabbit Rabbit Radio was formed by husband-and-wife song-spinners, composers and sound-makers Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi. They are collectively founding members of the bands Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Tin Hat, 2 Foot Yard, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, and Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava. Between them, they have made music with Tom Waits, Mike Patton, Bill Frisell, Ben Goldberg, Skeleton Key, Madeleine Peyroux, Tracy Chapman, John Vanderslice, St. Vincent, Carla Bozulich, Pretty Lights and The Tiger Lillies. Kihlstedt has written music for the International Contemporary Ensemble, the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Bang On a Can All-Stars, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, and Brooklyn Rider, while Bossi has written extensively for video game creators Team Meat and for many podcasts including This American Life and The Frontline Dispatch.
In the past few years, their collaboration has expanded to include Jeremy Flower, a multi-instrumentalist and composer of acoustic and electronic music, and Jon Evans an internationally renowned bass player, recording engineer and record producer who has toured/recorded with many musicians including Linda Perry, Tori Amos, Chris Cornell and Sarah McLachlan.
Jeremy’s work has landed him on stage as a guest artist with some of the world’s best orchestras as well as with world-renowned electronic producers in experimental, ambient and minimal techno genres. He is part of David Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove project, and has collaborated extensively with Argentine-American composer Osvaldo Golijov, helping to create electronic parts for the Grammy-nominated song cycle Ayre (2006) and one-act opera Ainadamar which won two Grammys (2007) on Deutsche Grammophon.
These diverse musical friendships have influenced them all profoundly, but in the songs they write together, they peel it all back to reveal an intimate and dramatic music that is all their own. Drawing on their love of art song, folk song, industrial music, improvised music and heart-wrenching balladry, and rendered on a motley assortment of instruments, their songs are raw and beautiful, sparse and rich, lighthearted and full of pathos. They will make you dance and cry alternately, and sometimes in quick succession.
In addition to their four albums, Rabbit Rabbit Radio Volumes 1-4, Rabbit Rabbit Radio worked with director Mark DeChiazza to create a critically acclaimed multi-media rock oratorio about the ocean called Black Inscription, which premiered at NYC’s PROTOTYPE Festival in 2018. All five of these albums are available at rabbitrabbitradio.bandcamp.com.