Eli Winter / New Monuments
November 10, 2022 8:00pm
Ars Nova Workshop presents a double-header featuring Chicago guitarist Eli Winter and the extreme free jazz quartet New Monuments, at the newly-opened Solar Myth venue in South Philadelphia, on Thursday, November 10, 2022.
Chicago-based guitarist, composer, and writer Eli Winter, recently singled out as a “generational talent” by NYCTaper, will kick things off with a solo performance that spotlights impeccable technique and unassuming virtuosity, capable of both mesmerizing intricacy and florid romanticism.
Winter’s 2022 self-titled release on Three Lobed Recordings features a murderer’s row of peers and contemporaries including Cameron Knowler, Yasmin Williams, David Grubbs, Ryley Walker, Tyler Damon, and the late jaimie branch.
New Monuments is a quartet co-led by saxophonist Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus) and Detroit-based drummer Ben Hall (Graveyards/Bill Dixon) that concentrates on applying pressure to the structure of the relationship between saxophone and percussion.
The band’s fourth release, Language is the Skin, branches out to include new forms, line-ups, and instrumentation, adding Dietrich’s 25-year-old shredder daughter Camille on cello and Atlanta free music sorcerer Tony Gordon on electric bass. The corrosive, dystopian onslaught that ensues led Foxy Digitalis to rave that New Monuments “know how to properly scramble a brain.”
Free with RSVP
21 & Over
Located at the site of the former Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia, Solar Myth is the new home venue for Ars Nova Workshop.