On the Corner have taken a deep dive into the murky waters where ancient percussion are jolted through history with a high voltage shock of experimental electronics. Across the territory of ‘When The Waters Refused Our History’, Sunken Cages channels his own journey and that of the world of his ancestors and adroitly breaches the porous frontiers being pushed by the cosmic adventures-led OntheCorner.
Sunken Cages is the moniker for Ravish Momin, an Indian-born drummer, electronic music producer and educator. For the past decade, Momin has been experimenting with enhancing his acoustic drum sounds with electronic ones, and has crafted a unique electro acoustic approach. He triggers sounds and textures, layers live loops and manipulates them ‘on the fly’, to blur the lines between composition and improvisation. While rooted in Indian folk and Black Music traditions, Sunken Cages is also influenced by the street sounds of South African G’com, Angolan Kuduro and Egyptian Mahraganat.
He currently leads the electronic music focussed duo 'Turning Jewels Into Water' with Haitian percussion virtuoso Val Jeanty. Ravish’s unique approach quickly led him to work as a sideman with a diverse cast of musicians ranging from pop-star Shakira to legendary avant-saxophonist Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (of the AACM).