Viands

 Photo by Rebecca Mazzai

Photo by Rebecca Mazzai

VIANDS (l-r David Shettler, Joel Peterson)

Viands is a spontaneous collaboration between two auteurs of Detroit's underground music scene.  Joel Peterson (b. 1976) & Dave Shettler (b. 1980) met in the early aughts while Peterson was actively carving a name for himself presenting underground and new sounds (his and others) to Detroit audiences with his Bohemian National Home venue and Shettler was back boning and warping various rock and R&B acts across Detroit and the western world. Viands began as a sound check for a visiting jazz pianist borrowing Shettler's Moog sitting atop the Piano in Peterson's current venue Trinosophes. All live, all completely improvised, Temporal Relic #1 & #2 are carved out of the same continuous 40 minute session that marked the first time the pair sat down together and "just hit record."