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Drummer, Composer



From the music suite Pandemos
The musicians are:

Billie Davies (electronic drums and piano)

Branden James Lewis (trumpet, digital keys, synth waves, loops)

Damani Butler (Electronics n digitized sampling, loops, beats, waves)
The recording n mixing was done by Mike Davies.

Meaning "common (pan) to all the people (demos)," occurs as a surname of Aphrodite, and in a twofold sense... 
Pandemos occurs also as a surname of Eros.

After listening to the music created in this suite I ended up calling it Pandemos, I cannot ignore the fact that I hear the influence the current 20-21-22 pandemic has had on the musicians, myself included, that created this music.
So I called it Pandemos for the origin of the word pandemic.

The avant-garde is innovative, daring, contrary to what is usual in art and culture. It is characterized by radical new style, original, unorthodox expression, initial rejection.

The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as a norm, foremost in the cultural realm.

"Serve as the people's avant-garde, the power of the arts is indeed the most immediate and fastest way... Olinde Rodrigues." 

Billie Davies is bringing something radically new to the idiom of modern jazz in various ways which, in its purest essence, incorporates everything in its collective subconscious amalgam that has come before.
It draws influences and ideas from both classical music and jazz in a modern and unique way which would appeal to audiences and aficionados of both these types of music. Besides these two major exponents it also encompasses what’s referred to as “world music” (Indian, African, Middle Eastern, Asian, South American and European ethnic music) 
Contemporary jazz has taken the form of extreme dense harmonic development, parallel chord movements, very advanced rhythms, odd meters and an almost “inside only” improvisation, a primarily right brain, academic approach. 
The music of Billie Davies can be said to have an element of rebellion and simplification, similar to the abstract CoBrA art movement, where painters decided to express themselves through colors rather than objects.


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