Immediately following our free opening concert at the Cultural Center, we invite you down to The Mid to continue the Avant_MUTEK Chicago celebrations featuring Denmark’s TRENTEMOLLER, NYC based multi-instrumentalist composer DORIT CHRYSLER, and rising Chicago producer DECIMAL.
Denmark’s Trentemøller initially made a name for himself by skating the line between minimal techno and and electro-tinged house, often crafting epic songs that catered to both the mind and the body. In 2010, Trentemøller garnered attention for the severe left turn taken on his second album, Into the Great Wide Yonder. He’ll be performing his live band project for his Avant_MUTEK Chicago appearance!
Best known for her theremin style, composer/musician Dorit Chrysler also has a prolific recording and performing career as a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, and engineer. Making her professional vocal debut at Austria’s Opera House Graz at the age of seven, Dorit would eventually move to New York, fronting a number of notable bands, including New York rock quartet Halcion. Embarking upon a solo career in 2000, Dorit has since performed in American and European venues ranging from notorious dives (CBGB) to concert halls (Disney Hall in LA & Vienna Konzerthaus) to famed music festivals (Roskilde, Ottawa Bluesfest, Phonotaktik). A typical concert features both popular and experimental compositions. Always showcasing her trademark vocal and theremin styles, Dorit also sometimes plays harmonium, harmonica, air-synth, and keyboard in her sets.
With a multifaceted electronic sound characterized by melodic elements and unexpected musical turns, Chicago based artist David Spacek’s DECIMAL alias has garnered international accolade and attention in a dauntingly crowded sea of electronic music artist/producers. Influence from a steady musical diet of house & techno in the midwest underground rearing it’s head, David’s years of experience as a live performance artist has given his music a unique perspective, resulting in multiple releases for the likes of Soma Recordings, Enemy Records, and appearances on a multitude of mixes (Fabric# 38). Add to that releases under his ABERRANT moniker as well as other burgeoning projects, the future for David and his DECIMAL project is bright indeed, and his performance at Avant_Mutek Chicago is one to watch for.
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