ESS is pleased to share our newly founded partnership with the beautiful and historic May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery. This 19th century German chapel features exemplary craftsmanship and a lush, resonant space flooded with natural light that is perfectly suited for a relaxing Sunday afternoon concert. Our inaugural show features a new concert length work by Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society featuring Joshua Abrams, guimbri, composition; Jason Adasiewicz, vibes; Lisa Alvarado, harmonium; Mikel Avery, gongs, tacked toms, percussion; Nick Mazzarella, alto saxophone; and Jason Stein, bass clarinet. Please join us for this FREE show complete with complementarily tea on behalf of ESS.
Since 2010 Joshua Abrams has toured North America & Europe with a shifting-line up of musicians as ‘Natural Information Society’. The group uses traditional & electric instrumentation to build long-form intricately psychedelic environments, composed & improvised, joining the hypnotic qualities of the Gnawan guimbri to a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies including jazz, minimalism & krautrock. The band’s album,Magnetoception (eremite), was selected by The Wire Magazine as the #3 record of 2015 & by Pitchfork as the #2 experimental record of the year. In 2015, Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas collaborated onAutomaginary, (Drag City).
Their latest album, Simultonality continues NIS’s exploration of stasis, continuity, repetition and layering. Simultonality is released by eremite records & Glitterbeat/Tak:Til in Europe. For their performance at May Chapel, NIS will debut a new composition centering on duration and recalibration.