Calamity Orchestra explores contemporary social and political issues
through the lends of retro new wave and post-punk musical styles.
It's a collaboration between Coraline Ada Ehmke (Guitar, Synth, Vocals),
Jeremy Green (Percussion), Frederick Wells (Bass), and Kevin B Chatham (bass, video).
We released our first single on 2021-12-18
(2020 BLM protests seen through cell, body, and television cameras).
Kevin B Chatham created the
Our second single followed on 2021-06-07:
"All You Fascists"
(a cover of
Woody Guthrie's classic protest song
mashed up with Dead Kennedys'
"Nazi Punks Fuck Off").
All our music is free or pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp.
Everything is released to the commons under a
CC BY-NC 4.0
A collaboration with synth pop duo Eloquent.
They keep giving me major keys, so I keep reaching for
For each song in this collaboration, we "ping-pong" back and forth adding
new parts and rearranging the structure until we're happy with it.
Randall Scott creates most of the
synth tracks, so I mainly focus on guitar, (spending a lot of time with
This collaboration is an experiment to see what happens when crisp, precise,
crystalline digital meets messy, analog, and atmospheric. The name comes
from an obscure Euclidean degenerate.
We've got plans for a 4-song LP, digital and vinyl.
A Little Fire Scarecrow was a recording project featuring percussion by Jeremy Green
and contributions from Kevin Chatham (bass), Frederick Wells (bass), and
Alva Snædís (guitar and bass).
It was my return to music after thinking I had lost my creative center. It was
an important part of my journey, not only musical but also personal.
4 years, 8 albums, 65 songs. Only 8 songs left standing. RIP 2016-2020
A collaboration with composer and experimental musician
Craig Chin. The name is a reference to the band we were
in together in the 90s, Uncle Karma.
Craig and I take turns adding or removing layers to compose these pieces.
I have a one-take rule: I can either accept my first take for a given
instrument, or throw it away. No do-overs!
You can listen to Auntie Kismet on Bandcamp.