September 27, 2008 at 8PM
Harold Golen Gallery
2921 NW 6th Ave, Wynwood Art District, Miami FL 33127
“one of the most interesting compositional voices working today.” John Zorn
As part of the 12 Nights Series of Computer Music & Art at the Harold Golen Gallery, an energetic, polyrhythmic concert featuring post-minimalist artist Lukas Ligeti. Performing live solo electronic music mainly on the innovative Marimba Lumina, Lukas brings elements of African music, electronica, jazz, and indie pop. Program includes new works off of Lukas’ latest album Afrikan Machinery (Tzadik).
Described as “one of the most interesting compositional voices working today,” Lukas Ligeti is known for combining his talents as a composer with his improvisational fantasy, and highly diverse African-tinged soundscapes. Steeped in the musical traditions of his father Gyorgy Ligeti, Lukas embodies reinvention by making his contemporary music crackle with energy. As a composer, he has been commissioned by Bang on a Can, the Vienna Festwochen, Ensemble Modern, Kronos Quartet, Radio France, and many others. As a drummer, he has played and/or recorded with artists such as John Zorn, Gary Lucas, Eugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser, Raoul Bjorkenheim, Michael Manring, Daniel Carter, Eyal Maoz, John Tchicai, Benoot Delbecq, Pyrolator, Jim O’Rourke, Borah Bergman, Robert Dick, and Rupert Huber. As band leader, he co-leads Burkina Electric, the first electronica band of the West African country of Burkina Faso.