At 4:00 am, John Colpitts was in Los Angeles traveling to the airport when he got into a car accident. A car accident that was so serious that it took the drummer out of commission for five months. During this time, Colpitts began to question everything in his life that had led up to this moment. He endured new humiliations, moments of transcedence, and an opioid dependency before he eventually picked up his drumsticks and returned to his instrumental passion.
The US Premiere is a new, narrative performance in the mode of Laurie Anderson or Spalding Gray and evokes the question; How does one recover from an accident that changed one’s body forever? This solo piece features Colpitts on the drums with his own narration based on his recovery process from the car accident that disrupted his life.
John Colpitts: Narration/Drums
John Colpitts is a composer, drummer, writer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He performers under the moniker Man Forever and Kid Millions. Named one of the 100 Greatest Drummers in Alternative Music by Spin Magazine in 2001, he founded and plays drums in Oneida, People of the North, and Man Forever. He has performed with Laurie Anderson, Royal Trux, Yo La Tengo, TIGUE, Boredoms, Spiritualized, Damo Suzuki, Rhys Chatham, Zhang Shou Wang, So Percussion, Michael Daves, Philip Glass, Stephen Malkmus, Jan St Werner (of Mouse on Mars), Lia Ices, Glenn Kotche, Akron Family, Samara Lubelski, Lee Ranaldo, Mick Barr, Glockabelle, Silver Apples, J Spaceman, Chris Brokaw, Marnie Stern, Ex Models and William Basinski (among others).