KMAC presents a special performance by Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society.
Joshua Abrams - guimbri
Lisa Alvarado - harmonium , gong
Mikel Avery - drums
Ben Boye - electric autoharp
Hamid Drake - percussion
As an extension of her work in the Material Issue exhibtion, artist Lisa Alvarado will participate in the performance activating her Traditional Object paintings, on view in the first floor of KMAC.
Doors at 7p, show at 7:30p.
$15 for general admission tickets, $10 for KMAC members. Limited tickets available. Tickets on sale Wednesday at 11am.
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Natural Information Society is led by bassist and composer Joshua Abrams. The group recently collaborated with Bitchin Bajas for the Automaginary LP on Drag City - http://www.dragcity.com/artists/natural-information-society
For two decades Abrams has been a fixture in the Chicago music scene performing and collaborating with musicians across multiple genres.
He is widely known for his explorations in jazz & improvisation, as well as his experimentations in electro-acoustic composition, beatmaking, minimalism and field recordings.
He has recoreded with artists ranging from Fred Anderson, Bonny "prince" Billy, Sam Prekop, Savath & Savalis, Prefuse 73, Rhys Chatham, Rob Mazurek, Tortoise, The Roots, Edith Frost, Joan of Arc, Lorren Mazzacane Connors, David Grubbs, Chris Conelly, The Cairo Gang and others.
Abrams and Alvarado have performed with artist Theaster Gates, including his 12 Ballads for the Huguenot House for dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012. Abrams has also performed with Roscoe Mitchell, The Exploding Star Orchestra, Henry Grimes, Axel Dorner, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Damo Suzuki, Jandek, Tony Conrad, Neil Michael Hagerty, The Chicago Underground Orchestra, Baby D, Frederick Lvunquist, The Roots, Jim O'Rourke, Kurt Vonnegut, & many more. When in chicago he plays weekly with Jeff Parker and John Herndon.
Praise for the recent release Magnetoception by Joshua Abrams:
THE WIRE MAGAZINE UK : MAGNETOCEPTION # 3 ALBUM OF 2015
PITCHFORK : MAGNETOCEPTION # 2 EXPERIMENTAL ALBUM OF 2015