Restroy – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – November 1st, 2018


Thu, November 1, 2018

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


This event is 18 and over

Led by composer and bassist Christopher Dammann, Restroy is a sextet that dives into the intersection of improvised and contemporary American music. Restroy connects, dissects and evolves musical traditions to forge a shared tongue and provoke metamorphosis in both participant and listener.

Restroy’s 2018 eponymous Cassette/CD release on 1980 Records wields patterns and textures as forms for innovation. Acoustic instruments are augmented with and juxtaposed against electronic textures and noise. The result is an exuberant, lyrical series of inflection points, layered sonic spaces and pulse driven creations anchored by the great Avreeayl Ra.

Avreeayl Ra - drums
Mabel Kwan - piano + synthesizers
Paul Giallorenzo - synthesizers + keyboards
Kevin Davis - cello + electronics
James Davis - trumpet + electronics
Christopher Dammann - bass

"It is pulsating, vibrant, profoundly organic in texture...This is music so personal and intimate that any attempt to classify it by genre misses the point entirely.” - Hobart Taylor, KUCI

"Another raft of hope floating from the Chicago underground scene." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

"These songs sit at the intersection of improvised experimentation and contemporary American jazz, blending the two in a way that is undeniably cool.” - Dan Jarvis, Midwest Action
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618