Derek M Johnson Love (formally Derek M Johnson) is a musician and artist from Olympia, WA where he was raised.
Primarily he plays the acoustic/electric cello in non-traditional and improvisational settings often as a soundtrack to a hand-made, direct animation slide show of his own creation.
He’s performed at the Olympia Experimental Music Festival (10+ years), Magma, Seattle International Film Festival and the Olympia Film Festival, among others and has recorded for notables such as Unwound, Lake and Old Time Relijun.
When he’s not making noise, he’s a rural mail carrier, organizer of stage rally car races and is a listener of too much Prince.
Artists Derek has performed with include:
- Amy Denio
- Tom Swafford
- Dead Air Fresheners
- Jehrick Bischoff
- Christian Asplund
- Arrington de Dionyso
- Le Ton Mite
- Foque Mopus
- Fuzzy Math
- Maher Shalal Hash Baz
- on KPSU/KAOS/KEXP
- Interview with cello in the documentary Easier Said Than Done about rally racing in the US.