Loryn (AKA Lorin Drexler) is an American music producer, performance artist, singer, guitarist and songwriter. Rooted from the windy city of Chicago and currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona, he has performed coast to coast in cities from New York to California. Experimental in nature, provocative in metaphor and mellifluous in sound, art truly is music and the ritual of his practice.
Writing freelance poetry at the age of 15 began the footwork of these projections and aspirations to create sound. Having an interest in lyrical poetry, his desire progressed to songwriting and picking up a guitar. At 18, he formed a transitory first band, The Screaming Poets. Shortly after, while attending Columbia College Chicago for creative writing, organized another project called Satori. This group featured an accoutrement of musicians and styles over the course of its existence. From indie folk to punkish hard rock to downtempo electronica, it was its own versatile caravan.
Post-Satori and a plethora of songs later, he was initiated into the world of electronic music production and engineering, getting hands-on with computer software and a keyboard controller. Furthering his advancement in the technological arts, he attended SAE Institute located in the heart of New York City and graduated in high standings.
The introduction to electronic music was a seed planted many years ago while working with a friend producer and DJ. Over the years, that seed developed into a unique cohesion of computer production with organic artifacts. This elemental form of designing music is now becoming of this artist.
Loryn has performed alongside artists such as Local H and Rusted Root frontman, Michael Glabicki. He has played multiple street festivals and parades, venues as extravagant as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Double Door, and worked with avant-garde theater giants, Collaboraction, as outsourced musical talent.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician, Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a literary journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those that have long passed.
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