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The Arrow

by Quodia

The Arrow 01:26
Chained 03:36


Quodia, featuring Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Joe Mendelson (Rise Robots Rise) is a “synthesis of music, theater, video art, and animation; a psychedelic contemporary parable." - BBC Moscow.

Divided into seven chapters, The Arrow weaves an intricate tale with myth-like characters who seem to exist outside of time:  

A boy who finds a gold hand, a woman who consumes water to her own undoing, a dark presence that build sculptures in the forest, six plotting birds...

Quodia is a performance group that uses multi-media tools to tell stories. Established by Trey Gunn of King Crimson and Joe Mendelson of Rise Robots, Quodia has toured throughout the world combining the mediums of music, film, sound design, literature and theater into a comprehensive and immersive performance experience. Their approach to storytelling is mythological and archetypical driven by high tech tools: laptops, keyboard, electronic percussion, the Warr Guitar, video projectors and a massive screen.

Performances have taken place in Russia, Norway, Spain, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and the USA.

"A living, four dimensional poetry."


released August 19, 2008

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Trey Gunn - Warr Guitar, Voice (Narration)
Joe Mendelson - Keyboards, Percussion, Processed Harmonized Singing, Mixing/Mastering

special guests:

Azam Ali - Singing on "Sitting On The Bank"
Regina Spektor - Narration on "Water Woman"
Gino Yevjedevich - Narration on "When The First Was Slow"
Pat Mastelotto – drums and percussion
Matt Chamberlain – drums and percussion
Dave Revelli – drums and percussion
Michele Kinney - cello

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Trey Gunn Santa Fe, New Mexico

In addition to his 14 solo recordings, ten-string touch-guitarist, Trey Gunn has toured and/or recorded with King Crimson, David Sylvian, Vernon Reid, Brian Eno, Azam Ali, Puscifer, John Paul Jones, Robert Fripp & David Hykes. He is currently working with the groups TU, KTU, his multi-dimensional performance group Quodia, and continues to score for film and coach musicians in the creative process ... more

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