Xylouris White & Natural Information Society
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Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM / 21+
Standing Ticket: $15 ADV / $18 Day of Show
Seated Ticket: $20 ADV / $23 Day of Show
ABOUT NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY
Joshua Abrams is a composer, bassist & improvisor. Throughout his career he has recorded & toured with a remarkable range of artists that include extended engagements with Fred Anderson, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Hamid Drake, Theaster Gates, Neil Michael Haggerty, Nicole Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Mike Reed, Matana Roberts & The Roots. Abrams appears on over one hundred recordings & scored the music for numerous feature length films including four documentaries by Steve James: The Interrupters, Life Itself, Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, & America To Me. He co-founded the ‘back-porch minimalist’ band Town & Country, & with Matana Roberts & Chad Taylor, the jazz trio Sticks & Stones.
Since 2010 Abrams has toured North America & Europe with a shifting-line up of musicians as ‘Natural Information Society’. Natural Information Society (NIS) uses traditional & conventional instrumentation to create long-form psychedelic environments that join a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies including jazz, minimalism & kosmiche. The project has released five albums for eremite records, including Magnetoception (2015), Simultonality (2017) & Mandatory Reality (2019). Automaginary, a collaborative album between NIS & Bitchin Bajas, was released by Drag City in 2015. Current & former band members include Lisa Alvarado, Jason Adasiewicz, Mikel Avery, Ben Boye, Hamid Drake, Emmett Kelly, Jeff Parker, Frank Rosaly, Jason Stein & Chad Taylor. For this concert, Natural Information Society is Abrams, guimbri; Lisa Alvarado, harmonium; Mikel Avery, drums & cymbals; Jason Stein, bass clarinet.
The Bell House
149 7th Street
(Between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
Brooklyn, NY, 11215