Thor & Friends – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – November 15th, 2017
Thor & Friends

Thor & Friends

Wed, November 15, 2017

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Thor & Friends
Thor & Friends
"The Subversive Nature of Kindness" is the sophomore effort from, Thor & Friends, the avant-chamber ensemble formed by its namesake, polymath percussionist Thor Harris. The album was recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, produced by Jeremy Barnes from A Hawk & A Hacksaw and engineered by Jeremy and Deerhoof’s John Dietrich. It is hoped that the melodic meditations offered up on "The Subversive Nature of Kindness" will ease some of the terror of living in these uncertain times.

Thor & Friends was inaugurated in the autumn of 2015 by Harris after five years of touring as the percussionist of iconic avant-rock ensemble Swans. The project is intended as a vehicle for experimentation with the conceptual vocabulary of American Minimalism collaborating with a rotating cast of musicians from around the globe.

A crafter of musical instruments and stylistic polyglot Harris returned home with Thor & Friends and the resultant music is an elongated greeting and ode to his community, his woodworking shop, and the instruments his hands shape and bring to life.

Thor & Friends draws on the classic Minimalist composers including Terry Riley and Steve Reich, but also amalgamate such diverse influences as Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Moondog and The Necks around a polyrhythmic core of mallet-struck instruments, primarily marimba, xylophone and vibraphone. Circling these core motifs are shifting streams of everything from processed pedal steel and analog synthesizer to violin, viola, stand-up bass, clarinet, duduk and oboe.

www.thorharris.org
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618