Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Sunday, November 5th
May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery
5800 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL
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.