Popebama – Nation Building

album released digitally & on CD August 7, 2020

Nation Building is a 40-minute guide to forging a new sound world. Through concept, play, notation, rehearsal, performance, and extensive touring, these four original works by Rogers and Sullivan capture the duo’s hallmark performance energy in a refined studio mix. Nation Building is noisy, experimental, multi-instrumental, text-laden, built around custom electronics, and possesses an unwavering attention to detail. Popebama’s work applies the freshness of experimental sound and free spirit of improvisation to precise execution and formal notation. From their ambitious first ventures in 2016, seasoned composer-performer-improvisers Rogers and Sullivan pooled their collective creative selves to uncover new ground in sound and performance.

Erin Rogers
saxophones, vocals, electronics

Dennis Sullivan
percussion, vocals, electronics

“a jolting rush” —National Sawdust Log
“slippery duo” —New Yorker
“noisily virtuosic”—Cleveland Classical
“go see Popebama” —JazzRightNow