Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary artist collective comprised of Kade L. Twist (Cherokee), Cristóbal Martínez (Mexica), Raven Chacon (Navajo), and Nathan Young (Pawnee, Kiowa). They have been working together as a collective since 2007.
All of the members of the group are musicians and have created work outside the collective:
Nathan Young has his solo project called Alms. Kade L. Twist is in a noise/drone band Usga based out of Phoenix, AZ. Raven Chacon has worked as a composer and performer in the West Coast and Southwest music scenes for the last dozen years.
Raven’s work is primarily as a solo noise artist and chamber composer. He also co-founded the organization First Nations Composers Initiative and has also performed in dozens of bands. Raven currently has collaborations with musicians William Fowler Collins, Deerhoof’s John Dieterich, and pianist Thollem McDonas.
RPM speaks with Postcommodity about coming together as a collective to create sound art and perform experimental noise for audiences and what drives their work. Interview and performance recorded at Museum of Contemporary Arts.