The March edition of Resonance…
ft. John Bender’s first appearance in Chicago.
Pioneering minimal synth musician born in 1950 in Nurnberg, Germany. He is the son of a violinist and US Army Lutheran chaplain. Because of this, Bender moved around a lot as a child, living briefly in Nurnberg, Boston, California, Japan, Fort Knox, and New York City before settling in Cincinnati. He played drums in a group called Barbi And Cen with his neighbor Jack Gorski. After Jack moved to Glasgow, Bender bought a keyboard and started working on solo recordings.
John Bender’s music was self-published via cassettes and through the Record Sluts label. After 1985 he disappeared from the music world. However, in 2016 he resurfaced in Europe for a couple of live gigs mainly playing old material with improvisations.
Champagne Mirrors (Alex Barnett)
Beau Wanzer (DJ)