“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, Angeli’s instrument enables a wholly new type of performance — one combining, referencing, and transcending free jazz, folk noise, and minimal pop music.
The evening opens with a set by 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.
Thursday, February 1
Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1