Insular Dwarfism is the improvising trio of Trav Short, Shane Krause and Jzero Schuurman. The group plays music which draws influence from free jazz, European free improvisation, experimental rock and electronic music.
Shane is a woodwind player who primarily performs on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet. Shane moved to Victoria several years ago from Vancouver, where he was active within that city’s indie music, jazz and improvised music scenes. Had participated as a performer in Anthony Braxton’s 2010 Vancouver Sonic Genome project. As an improviser he has shared the stage with Mats Gustafsson, Peter Evans, Tatsuya Nakatani, and Chris Dadge, among others.
Trav has been playing and performing a wide variety of music for 20 years.
Jzero has played drums for a number of projects throughout his life. Currently he fronts Psychic Pollution.