Kid Millions (aka John Colpitts) is the man behind the kit in Oneida, Man Forever and People Of The North and is one of New York’s most versatile and critically lauded collaborators. 100 Disciplines originally premiered at the Brooklyn Museum of Art as part of a concept Colpitts formulated in partnership with Red Bull Music Academy. The piece features an incredible variety of percussion instrumentation including five different sized timpani, an assortment of Thai nipple gongs, amglocken, crotales, vibraphone and more, as well as four singers. Joining Kid on the piece are Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Georgia Hubley (Yo La Tengo), and Amy Garapic (Tigue). The title of 100 Disciplines is a reference to Sun Ra's Disciplines - pieces Ra wrote for his Arkestra members to run through in order to hone their true nature through their instruments.
Kid Million: 100 Disciplines
100 Disciplines Kid Million