Natural Information Society

@ Constellation

Wednesday, June 29 ~~ 8:30PM

3111 N Western Ave Chicago IL 60618
8:30pm. Proof of Covid vaccination is required upon entry.
Natural Information Society (NIS) is a band led by composer & multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams. The group’s music is grounded in Abrams’ layered interwoven writing. Performing with Lisa Alvarado’s free hanging paintings as mobile sets, NIS create environments at once meditative & propulsive. NIS navigates forms that emphasize simultaneous differences, rhythm & collective listening. The group has released six records on eremite records most recently including descension (Out of Our Constrictions), 2021.
At Constellation NIS will present new music written for a large manifestation of the group featuring Chicago tenor saxophone legend Ari Brown.
Joshua Abrams _ guimbri, composition
Lisa Alvarado _ harmonium, setting
Mikel Patrick Avery _ drums
Josh Berman _ cornet
Ari Brown _ tenor saxophone
Hamid Drake _ tar
Ben Lamar Gay _ cornet
Nick Mazzarella _ alto saxophone
Jason Stein _ bass clarinet
Mai Sugimoto _ alto saxophone, flute
This performance is made possible with the support of Jazz Road a national initiative of South Arts. See less