Focus Group LLC

Focus Group LLC is an ensemble of musicians formed by composer Ethan T. Parcell in 2016 to perform Parcell's long-form performance texts and text-based works by epochal composers-poets.
The group fuses a rich acoustic drone-centric sound and acute attention to detail with a theatrical gusto and sad sense of humor. The music takes inspiration from the music-theatre of Robert Ashley, John Cage, and other composer-performers and distills it into an intense, almost private-seeming series of meditations/lectures on sound, birthdays, baseball, and an imagined history of big business.

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Alec Watson, piano
Hannah Bureau, violin
Bekah Dotzel, cello
Eric Hollander, viola
Ethan T. Parcell, voice
Kenan Serenbetz, harmonium