David Greenberger started exploring performance and recording in 1989, the modality rising out of his Duplex Planet project. As was his intent with the printed word, the gravitation toward abstraction serves his purpose, forcing the listeners to find themselves within the character, internalizing rather than externalizing the experience.
By the mid ’90s his current approach had taken shape, with music as an integral part of the staged performance of monologues. The music plays through the spoken word, something akin to what Greenberger calls, “a band with a guy talking.”
Greenberger’s performance and recording history goes back to the late ’60s when he played bass guitar in bands in Erie, PA and later in Boston.