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The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra 2016

"Big Band" is a genre and style. The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra is not a big band. Also, it is not necessarily an orchestra, by definition - PsychoAcoustic Orchestra is the name of the group. It is a 13-piece, orchestratable ensemble with the potential for 11-voice vertical sonorities plus piano or keyboards, and percussion. It has the capability of many different timbral combinations of woodwinds and brass, also utilizing electric and electronic instruments, as well as, acoustic. We are not limited to a style. While it is a vehicle for my composition, it is just as importantly an environment in which the individual participants can express through improvisation.

The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra is an eclectic musical ensemble - with strong roots in jazz - formed by composer Patrick Kelly in 1990. Pat has been writing original, eclectic music for over 30 years. The goal of the group is to blend aspects of jazz, rock, Latin, funk, European "serious" music, and avant garde "free" music and to communicate musical thoughts on a high artistic and technical level [Psycho- of the mind; Acoustic - of hearing]. Comprised of 13 of the area's best musicians, The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra has performed at jazz festivals, in clubs, at schools and theaters. The PAO has released 2 highly acclaimed CDs, SUPREME THING (1994) and REACTIVATION (1996).

Trumpets - Hank Mautner, Jeff Folkens, Kim Pensyl
Trombones - Clarence Pawn, Marc Fields, Gary Langhorst
Saxophones - Rick VanMatre, Steve Hoskins, Garin Webb, Bill Burns
Acoustic and electric basses - Mike Sharfe
Drums - Marc Wolfley
Piano/Synthesizers/Composer/Arranger - Pat Kelly

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The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra will release our new "Fun With Notes" CD on June 1, 2016. This will be our 3rd full CD and first in 20 years. Release events will be announced at a later time. The beautiful cover art is by Cincinnati artist Cedric Michael Cox. 9 original compositions performed with great artistry by 12 musical friends and myself. I look forward to sharing it with you! 

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