The now legendary Noggin was usually violin and guitar free-screech practiced by Michael Griffen and Eric Ostrowski. The Big Band was a recording project that Michael put together: Eleven people improvising with spontaneous arranging/conducting by Michael. It was recorded and mixed at Yo-Yo Studios in Olympia, WA. This part of the project was completed in 1996-7. It is now being formally released in 2008.