Rafael Toral: plays electronic music today as a jazz musician would play his instrument, applying jazz discipline and working practices to his abstract electronics. The result is truly evolutionary music, once described as “a brand of electronic music far more visceral and emotive than that of his cerebral peers”. Melodic without notes, rhythmic without a beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but radically free, it is riddled with interesting paradox.
Collaborations include Jim O’Rourke, Evan Parker, John Edwards, Joe Morris, Tatsuya Nakatani, Chris Corsano, Manuel Mota, David Toop, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Phill Niblock, Christian Marclay, Sonic Youth, João Paulo Feliciano, Rhys Chatham, Lee Ranaldo, C Spencer Yeh, Dean Roberts. Since 2008 he directs the Space Collective, a slowly developing orchestral group.
Furniture Daniel: is the new solo electronic project of David Dominique. Performing on analog synthesizer, drum machine, voice and loop pedal, Dominique creates colorful patchworks of looped polyphonic vocal harmonies, chants, utterances and evolving timbres. Rich, abstract soundscapes intersperse with winding multi-layered songs, exploring grief, mania, hallucination and catharsis.
David Dominique, is a composer, performer and music theorist living in Richmond, by way of LA, Boston and New York. Much of Dominique’s recent music has been written for an extended jazz octet, including the forthcoming "Mask" (2018), and the widely-praised album, “Ritual,” described by Downbeat Magazine as a "rowdy muscular brand of modernism. Picture Charles Mingus taking over the Sun Ra Arkestra.” Both albums mix elements of contemporary experimental music, minimalism, rock and ‘60s big band jazz. Furniture Daniel has performed recently in Los Angeles, Northern California, Wyoming, Virginia, Austria, and Finland, and has developed through the support of artist residencies in Finland (Arteles Creative Center; Fiskars AiR), Djerassi Resident Artist Program (CA), Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (WY) and MacDowell Colony (NH). Upcoming 2017 performances are scheduled for Richmond, Indianapolis, Baltimore and Brussels.
Doors 730pm | Show 8pm | $6 - $10 | Cash Bar