Hailing from the hotbed of Portland
Oregon, this forward-looking duo is
making waves in the live music scene
with their completely improvised
Simultaneously accessible and unusual,
they use their hands, ears, hearts and
brains to create unique, inspired, and
brand new music right before your eyes.
By manually tweaking elements of their
own 'on-the-fly' loops and with the help
of realtime sound-deconstruction
devices, Surrounded By Ninjas can
perform complicated mix effects and
futuristic musical ideas without having to
sequence them. In fact, they do it without
even practicing, preferring instead to
approach each performance as a new
creation; relying on their own musical
instincts and the energy in the room to create a unique musical piece each time.
The resulting sound is sometimes dark and deep with downtempo, dub or trip hop influences;
and sometimes danceable, fun and creative with drum-n-bass, jungle, or jam-rock influences. With all the grooves being
created live on the keyboards and live-looping modules, they also use samplers and turntables to manipulate spokenword
clips such as stand-up comedy and movie segments- sometimes for fun, other times with a message.