Thursday, April 11, 2013

Many Arms + Toshimaru Nakamura

Hi all,

A week from today, I'll be heading down to Philly to work with Many Arms in collaboration with Toshimaru Nakamura. Toshi is an incredible musician from Tokyo who helped pioneer the onkyo music movement, a Japanese based form of electro-acoustic minimalism. He is one of the originators of the no-input mixing board, essentially a hardware rig of a mixing board plugged into itself and analog pedal chain that produces formations of malleable noise.

The project is going to be completely improvised, and we have no idea what it will sound like until we start working together next week!! Needless to say I'm very excited for what's in store and am certain it will be like nothing the three of us have ever done in our 5+ years together as a band.

Here's an introduction to Toshi and his music:::

A series of shows are going to accompany the week long workshop and recording session

April 20th @ Sonic Circuits - Washington DC
April 21st @ Redroom/Normals Books and Records - Baltimore, MD
April 24th @ Spectrum - New York City, NY
April 25th @ Aux Vox Populi/ Philly Sound Forum - Philadelphia PA

hope to see you at one of these....