Since 2016, our World Music Series has been connecting cultures and inspiring conversations. This season the series continues under a new banner of Global Conversations with the rhythms and sounds of Italy, Israel, Egypt, and beyond.
“Watch, listen, and be amazed” (NPR Music) as Sardinian musician Paolo Angeli takes to the stage with his very own modified instrument: an 18-stringed hybrid of guitar, baritone, violoncello, and drums. Adorned with hammers, pedals, and even propellers operating at various speeds, Angelia’s instrument enables a wholly new type of performance — one combining, referencing, and transcending free jazz, folk noise, and minimal pop music.
This event includes an appearance by special guest and electric violinist Dr. Draw, who, like Angeli, has reinvented an instrument and sound to reintroduce us to music and the unlimited possibilities of artistry. The result is a new form of dance music centred on an instrument and tradition not generally known for getting people out of their seats.