With 'Vibrations,' Jordan Hamilton Explores Instrumental Compositions, Improvisations | WMUK

With 'Vibrations,' Jordan Hamilton Explores Instrumental Compositions, Improvisations

Apr 15, 2021

Cover art of Vibrations
Credit Artist and graphic designer Esan Sommersell

First Forrenland (2018), then My Thoughts Are (2019), then Vibrations (2021). That was the 3-album musical arch in Jordan Hamilton's mind over several years, as the cellist/songwriter continued gigging, writing, soloing, collaborating, and producing. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Hamilton talks about why he wanted to make an all-instrumental album, and shares stories on how the new pieces on Vibrations came together, as they listen to "Diatomic," "Radiation," "Reflection," "Circuits" and "Tidal." 


Hamilton also gives a snapshot of the Kalamazoo DIY music scene, and explains why he decided to start The Green Room Series, where he hosts other musicians for backstage-style conversations. It features some of his favorite musicians in Michigan and beyond.