ensemble, et al., Nick Photinos – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – November 9th, 2017
ensemble, et al., Nick Photinos

ensemble, et al.

Nick Photinos

Thu, November 9, 2017

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

ensemble, et al.
ensemble, et al.
For The Slow Reveal, four drummers with an obsession for loud, weird and beautiful music have coalesced into an idiosyncratic percussion-centric group with post-rock prowess. Engineered and produced by John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & Cake, Stereolab), the new ensemble, et al. album delivers soaring soundscapes, ferocious drumming, textural polyrhythms and bombastic bass sounds with the patience and payoff of a well written novel. Each song is a story that is both entrancing in its repetition and kinetic at its fruition.

Within the months after releasing their first full-length album present point passed in 2014, ensemble, et al. was invited by Sō Percussion to perform as part of their Brooklyn Bound series—a salon format where artists are encouraged to showcase experimental work. Building on the creative momentum from their previous record, the band posted up in the rehearsal studio and got to work collaborating on a whole new batch of music that would ultimately comprise The Slow Reveal. Since premiering these songs in spring of 2015, they've gone through a number of iterations having been rearranged, rewritten, deconstructed, reconstructed, reevaluated, performed for audiences, discarded, demo’d, and reimagined many times over. In process, in pallet, and in finished sound, these new songs have signaled for the band a step away from their beginnings as an experimental chamber ensemble and toward something more resembling rock music without guitars.

"With The Slow Reveal, ensemble, et al. seals its transformation into one of New York’s least definable, most original and compelling young groups." - Steve Smith The Log Journal

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Nick Photinos
Nick Photinos
Nick Photinos, best known as the founding cellist of the four-time Grammy winning new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird, returns to Constellation to open for ensemble, et al., performing additional tracks from his debut solo album, Petits Artéfacts, released in August on New Amsterdam. His set includes tracks not heard on his 9/3 Constellation album release show, including Molly Joyce's Sit and Dance, Jacob TV's TATATATA, and a collaboration with ensemble, et al.

“...A commanding soloist” - Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com

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