with Rafiq Bhatia
Tue May 13th, 2014
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 8:00PM
Show Time: 9:00PM
Event Ticket: $13
Day of Show: $15
This is a general admission, standing event in-the-round. Happy hour from 8-9pm including $3 beer and $5 well drinks.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 8pm.
Son Lux ‘Alternate Worlds’ Release show
Son Lux is Ryan Lott. His adventures into pushing the boundaries of sonic wonderment are now legendary. His three full length albums as Son Lux are At War With Walls and Mazes (2008) which earned NPR’s Best New Artist, We Are Rising (2011), and Lanterns (2013) which earned multiple year-end awards. Son Lux’s EP Alternate Worlds (2014) features four tracks reworked from Lanterns, including a collaboration with Lorde. Other collaborators include Sufjan Stevens, Peter Silberman (The Antlers), and Richard Perry (Arcade Fire). Film production credits include work on four major feature films, most notably Looper (2012) and the entire score for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014).
The music of composer, guitarist, and producer Rafiq Bhatia seeks to reconcile meticulously sculpted sound art with risk-imbued improvisation, communicating earnest emotional intensity through labyrinthine sonic complexity. His early explorations, documented on two critically-acclaimed recordings – Strata and Yes It Will – have been described by the New York Times as “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected,” and by the Washington Post as “approximat[ing] life in the information age…profuse, immersive and immense.”
In 2014, Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang joined founder Ryan Lott as members of Son Lux, expanding the former solo project into a trio. They have since been heralded as “the world’s most lethal band” by NPR, and described as “thrilling… an ideal synthesis of contemporary forms” by the Wall Street Journal. In the past two years, Son Lux have written, recorded, and released an LP, Bones, and have given over 250 performances in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Bhatia has also worked with a breadth of creative musicians including improvisers Vijay Iyer, Billy Hart, David Virelles, and Marcus Gilmore; producers Valgeir Sigurðsson and Prefuse 73; vocalists Sam Dew, Olga Bell, and Moses Sumney; emcees Heems (Das Racist) and High Priest (Anti-Pop Consortium); members of the chamber ensembles ICE, JACK, and Alarm Will Sound; and numerous others. You can hear him on recordings featuring pop revisionists Lorde and Sufjan Stevens, and on the soundtracks to the films The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Air, and Afflicted.