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Venue:
FringeArts140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 8:00pm

Rhys Chatham-Tim Dahl-Kevin Shea Trio

Rhys Chatham, guitar, trumpet, flutes, electronic, etc.
Tim Dahl, el. bass
Kevin Shea, drums

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Philadelphia debut of the Rhys Chatham-Tim Dahl-Kevin Shea Trio, performing an expansive new post-punk composition.

Born in Manhattan but based in Paris for nearly 30 years, Rhys Chatham is a ground-breaking and influential composer and multi-instrumentalist who fused the architecture of minimalist composition with the aggression and power of punk rock beginning in the 1970s. Having studied with legendary composers Morton Subotnick and La Monte Young and played with Young and Tony Conrad, Chatham was inspired by a Ramones concert to composer works for anywhere from three to 200 electric guitars.

Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune has referred to Chatham as “one of noise rock's founding fathers. Without him, there would be no Sonic Youth, no Jesus and Mary Chain, no My Bloody Valentine… he remains a towering figure among six-string aficionados.”

Chatham’s latest composition is a trans-Atlantic trio piece that finds the composer supplementing his guitar with trumpet, flute and electronics. It’s been designed specifically for two Brooklyn-based musicians who share the composer’s genre-obliterating predilections and gifts for balancing nuance and aggression.

Electric and double bass player, vocalist, keyboardist, and composer Tim Dahl is best known as the bassist of noise-rock band Child Abuse and No Wave icon Lydia Lunch’s Retrovirus, plays with the jazz ensemble Pulverize the Sound and has worked with the likes of Weasel Walter, Archie Shepp, Marc Ribot and Eugene Chadbourne. The adventurous and mischievous drummer Kevin Shea is a member of the prankster-jazz group Mostly Other People Do the Killing and co-founder of the duos People (with guitarist Mary Halvorson) and Talibam! (with keyboardist Matt Mottel).