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B|_ank

B|_ank(pronounced “blank”) is the solo project of electro-acoustic percussionist/experimental artist Will Hicks. He creates intense and abstract listening experiences by blending his furious drumming style with analog synthesizers, coupled with elements of electronic percussion and live-manipulated digital visuals. His performances can be very harsh and pulsating, as well as ambient and beautiful. He recently performed at the notorious Big Ears Music Festival where RollingStone chose his performance out of over 100 as one of the best shows of the entire festival and dubbing him as the “best solo drummer”. In addition to his solo work, Hicks is a long-time collaborator with The Flaming Lips, and has recently performed with members of Deerhoof and R Stevie Moore.