Brian Penkrot, instructor of music theory, aural skills and composition in the NIU School of Music performed at the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, Iowa, April 6-8. The festival annually brings together authors, publishers and musicians from across the nation.
Penkrot’s group, BCJsPs (pronounced “bee-see-jays-peas”) had their debut performance at the festival. He appeared on Iowa Public Radio with band mate Justin K. Comer to preview the performance. BCJsPs is an avant-garde soundscape trio who met while they were earning graduate degrees in composition from the University of Iowa.
The interview with Brian and Justin begins at 31:29.
Banner photo: BCJsPs guitarist Brian Penkrot “performs loudly at a poster” at Mission Creek Festival, Saturday, April 8, 2023. Credit: Matt Sindt, Daily Iowan