John Hoegberg is a guitarist and singer from Baltimore, MD. John's primary activity as a musician for the past fours years has been developing a style of guitar-and-voice songwriting that can be described as sitting somewhere between abstract and sentimental. He draws from the works of other like-minded singer-songwriters (such as David Grubbs and Richard Dawson), minimalism and the intuitive structures of free improvisation for his songs. Central to his songwriting is the usage of extended techniques that descend from his playing cross-legged, the guitar resting on his lap and the strings facing upwards. He cannot, in fact, play any other way. In the past, John has released music under the name Crippled Symmetries. Motion Detecting Songs is the debut under his own name.