Electronic music duo Quindar is a collaboration between Grammy award-winning musician and longtime Wilco member Mikael Jorgensen, and art historian-curator James Merle Thomas. Named after the ubiquitous “beeps” heard in NASA’s audio transmissions, Quindar began in 2012 and flourished in California when Jorgensen moved to Ojai and Thomas finished his PhD and moved to Los Angeles. Informed by Thomas’s research and Jorgensen’s background in engineering, Quindar operates as an electronic music act that reinterprets audio and film archives, and a creative platform for collaboration with a growing list of musicians, designers, visual artists, and engineers.
Watch below to know more about Quindar and make sure to catch them at the MOCA Music Series with Fartbarf and Eddie Ruscha / Secret Circuit. Plus, attend the listening room for the Voyager Golden Record! More info here. FREE w/ RSVP @ DoLA here.
“Although primarily electronic in nature, the music has a warm, inviting vibe and an almost chill-out feel reminiscent of bands like Thievery Corporation. You could call it dance music, but it’s lush and subtle and virtually devoid of dancefloor bangers.” – POPMATTERS
“Coupling intensely pulsing beats and a wash of ambient effects, it’s an atmospheric cut that sounds like what I imagine floating weightlessly between planets would feel like.” – Consequence of Sound