Tom Swirly combines virtuosic live performances with custom computer music programs controlling sound and light to provide an audience a cumulative effect of entertaining disorientation - this charming interview with Elias Stimac give you the flavour of the dish.
His main instrument is the Yamaha WX-7 electronic wind instrument player, an expressive breath controller that he's been playing for over 25 years - but he's also a sweet singer, and a crafty computer musician.
A dedicated improvisor, he's jammed with musicians of all levels, including Gibby Haynes, the lead singer of the Butthole Surfers:
but he's also performed solo improvisations:
and has composed numerous pieces for live performance, to accompany live theatre, or just for fun: