Mini Gym Musicians: Sacha Verlon and Aris Chalin

Welcome to the first episode of Mini Gym Musicians! Inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, (if you don’t know what I’m talking about please Google it immediately) we decided it was necessary to create our own series, featuring teen musicians from Ann Arbor and recorded in our very own school.

Our first guests are seniors Aris Chalin and Sacha Verlon. While their sounds meshed well together, the duo was fairly impromptu. Their song choice reflected this; while the first was a cover, the second was improvised off of a riff which Sacha had created in a previous jam session. Either way, we are grateful that the two musicians worked so well together and that they were willing to be our guinea pigs for the project.

We hope you enjoy our Mini Gym debut – rest assured that there will be more episodes to come. If you are a young local musician or you know anyone who would be interested in their own episode, please let us know.

“Wake Up This Day” by Tom Misch
Untitled jam 
Piano: Aris Chalin
Guitar: Sacha Verlon