photo by Jake Blac

David Russell Snake & Collapsed Arc are the solo monikers of Cleveland based experimental musician David Russell Stempowski. Over the past two decades David has been a multi-instrumental musician working primarily with percussion and voice. As David Russell Snake, he blends drum samples with electro-acoustic elements to create rich polyrhythmic compositions. As Collapsed Arc, he crafts rhythmic loops using a wide array of samples, hand percussion and everyday objects. Live performances incorporate captivating elements of performance art and stage lighting. Other musical endeavors include Jerk, Murderedman, Problem, Relentless Corpse, Shadows, Stopped Clock and collaborative projects with Wyatt Howland (Skin Graft), composer Chris Auerbach-Brown and rapper Beans (Antipop Consortium). Additionally, David has been running the record label Polar Envy since 2004 and occasionally curates the Loaded concert series at MOCA Cleveland.