After years of being stuck at the gate, a favorite project of mine has resurfaced. On February 7th at MERGE in Vancouver I'll be presenting the remount, a solo debut of sorts! Pontius Pilots is a beat-driven, electronic-influenced jazz project combining live keyboards with pre-recorded samples and analog drum sounds. [Originally] A collaboration between pianist and composer Victor Noriega and producer-musician *Robert Nelson (e.R.DoN), the duo marries an array of real-instrument samples and synthesized sounds with a modern jazz musician's approach to creation by improvisation.
*Robert Nelson has since retired from the group; Pontius Pilots is currently a solo project by Victor Noriega. The spirit and approach of e.R.DoN remains a signature of the music.