PRODUCTION DATE: 2018
DURATION: 4min 54sec
Drum Solo is a hallucination of a song, performed by three characters across time: a drummer recalls being trapped between notes, a singer carrying a dead body in the woods, and a listener. Together in separate circumstances, each are themselves and the others as well.
John C. Kelley lives and works in Knoxville. His short films have screened in festivals and galleries in more than 20 countries and he has appeared on more than 25 albums and recordings. He regularly contributes music to productions by Gray Picture in St. Louis, and he has released music as a solo artist through King Electric Records in Austin. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Time-Based Arts in the School of Art at the University of Tennessee.