Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Record Release Show for "Simultonality"

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Fri, June 9, 2017

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Joshua Abrams founded Natural Information Society to explore sustained concentration & engagement through music. Weaving the hypnotic qualities of the guimbri (a Gnawan lute) with a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies, NIS embraces both composition & improvisation to create long-form intricately layered environments. Abrams has released 4 LPs mining this trajectory including Magnetoception, selected by The Wire Magazine as the #3 Recording of 2015 & by Pitchfork as the #2 Experimental Album of the Year. The group recently released their new LP, Simultonality on eremite records.

Set 1 -
Joshua Abrams - guimbri
Lisa Alvarado - harmonium
Mikel Avery - drums, cymbals, percussion
Ben Boye - piano, chromatic electric autoharp
Hamid Drake - frame drum, conga

Set 2 -
Joshua Abrams - guimbri
Lisa Alvarado - harmonium, gongs
Mikel Avery - drums, gongs
Ben Boye - piano, chromatic electric autoharp
Hamid Drake - tabla
Ben Lamar Gay - cornet
Nick Mazzarella - alto saxophone
Jason Stein - bass clarinet

"This is my favorite band in the world right now. 4 straight excellent albums, unstoppable."
-Marc Masters

“It feels startlingly new, in terms of how the music is extrapolated, how the players relate, even as it feels like an ur-music, primal, body-centered, essential.”

-- David Keenan, The Wire

naturalinformationsociety.com
eremite.com
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618