Jon Mueller | The Future Is Unlimited, Always


Jon Mueller’s The Future is Unlimited, Always is an examination of time, meditation and loss. In this piece, released in 2022 on the Virtues label as a CD/book, the Wisconsin-based percussionist’s usual repetitive rhythms and textures are replaced with fluid, calm tones, overlaid with otherworldly wails. In live performances of the piece, Mueller employs a variety of gongs, percussion and electronics to create an atmosphere equally as easy to get lost in as it is to be propelled by.

“Mueller’s music is usually completed by the overtones and feedback that arise from the interaction between his playing and the space where it occurs, but for this recording he has drawn those elements into the foreground. Long vocal and metallic tones stretch over subliminally rumbling drums, directing the listener’s attention up and out.” – Bill Meyer, The Wire

The Future is Unlimited, Always captures Mueller at his most spacious: layers of frequencies and tones that are as engaging as they are mysterious, and capturing more than just audio, but a deeper sense of existence.” – Creaig Dunton, Brainwashed


March 25 - Kalamazoo, MI
230 North Rose Street Kalamazoo, MI 49007
w/ Slow Bell Trio
March 26 - Toledo, OH
2564 Robinwood Ave, Toledo, OH 43610
March 27 - Cleveland, OH
Convivium 33
1433 E 33rd St, Cleveland, OH 44114
March 28 - Buffalo, NY (featuring David Bailey)
433 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203
March 29 - Brattleboro, VT
190 Main St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
w/ C. Lavender
March 31 - Boston, MA (featuring Junko Fujiwara)
Non Event presents
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April 2 - Catskill, NY
29 Church St, Catskill, NY 12414
w/ Weston Olencki + Tongue Depressor / Post Moves
April 4 - Washington, DC
6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
April 5 - Durham, NC
2200 Dominion Street, Durham, NC 27704
w/ Setting
April 6 - Asheville, NC (featuring Thom Nguyen)
821 Riverside Drive 28801, Suite 179, Asheville, NC 28801
April 7 - Columbia, SC
711 Saluda Ave., Columbia, SC 29205
April 8 - Lexington, KY
215 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507
April 9 - Lafayette, IN
409 S 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901