Doors at 7:30, music at 8. $10 (NOTAFLOF)
One night of music featuring Merz (Joshua Tree) Mantis (LA) and Dan Meyer (LA).
Merz is the work of Conrad Lambert. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the first Merz album, this concert finds Merz transmuting his back catalogue into a new array of ambient compositions. Serving to mark a point in time, these performances will also pull from Merz’s recent musical developments, including this year’s collaborative album Dreams of Sleep and Wakes of Sound. Conceived with American experimental musicians Laraaji and Shahzad Ismaily, DOSAWOS was hailed by The Guardian as “a sonic battle between the profane and sacred, between industrial squalor and holy minimalism.”
Visual artist Jed Ochmanek has “remixed” his video work for Merz & Laraaji’s 2018 ‘Monastic Gig,’ resulting in a kaleidoscopic atmosphere of overlapping chromatic events. This promises to be a special performance, as much drawing from the last 20 years of musical exploration as pointing to the next 20 and beyond.
Mantis takes a refreshing look at free improvisation idioms. Furiously joyful, calm music.
Dan Meyer will be improvising on a harshly detuned 11 string acoustic guitar.