Architeuthis Walks on Land, Kwaidan – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – September 26th, 2014
Architeuthis Walks on Land, Kwaidan

Record Release Show!

Architeuthis Walks on Land


Fri, September 26, 2014

9:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Architeuthis Walks on Land
Architeuthis Walks on Land
Architeuthis Walks on Land - the improvising duo of violist Amy Cimini and bassoonist Katherine Young - celebrates their 3rd release, The Surveyors, recorded and produced at EMPAC in Troy, NY, with this special concert.

Ticket price includes a copy of the new release!

Sawing, sputtering, gurgling and wailing, Architeuthis Walks on Land is every bit the displaced and terrifying cephalopod that the name suggests. The viola and bassoon are two instruments rarely associated with free improvisation and noise; yet Amy Cimini and Katherine Young rip it up with particular aplomb, constructing chaotic sound masses, raise towering monoliths, and spinning out spacious gestures. Crafting their improvised materials into sophisticated structures, they capture the breadth of this uncommon coupling: from divergently soloistic to profoundly intertwined playing, from a slowly unfolding intimacy to raw friction. Cimini and Young lunge and flutter through their materials with the intuition and energy of constant discovery.

Cimini and Young have been performing together as Architeuthis Walks on Land since 2003, when they started improvising in Chicago's rich experimental music communities. Since then the have collaborated with artists like Anthony Braxton and the Tri-Centric Orchestra, Peter Evans, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Adam Sonderberg, Jessica Pavone, and Hans Joachim Irmler from Faust.

Amy Cimini - viola & electronics
Katherine Young - bassoon & electronics

[M]anifest improvisational bravura, of the ruthless variety, depending on close intervallic buzzing, pipe-like droning and the rusty fencing of inhospitable harmonic territories." - Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes about Natura Naturans (Carrier Records, 2010)
Kwaidan is a drone-based rock trio featuring Neil Jendon (Catherine) on synths, Mike Weis (Zelienople) on percussion and André Foisy (Locrian) on guitar. The group released their debut studio album "Make All The Hell Of Dark Metal Bright" on Bathetic Records last year.

Neil Jendon - synths
Mike Weis - percussion
André Foisy - guitar

“Make All The Hell… contains all the elements that makes drone music an essential element of the musical landscape; underscore why drone is a necessary byproduct of psych musicality; and how the strained tensions of the loud/quiet dynamic can be endlessly utilised for maximum effect without falling into the familiar tropes that mediocre post-rock aficionados flock to. This is an incredible record.” – Brendan Telford, Sonic Masala
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618