03/12/2020 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please join us for a performance by Sun of Goldfinger, an exploratory trio featuring three Ars Nova Workshop favorites: guitarist David Torn, saxophonist Tim Berne, and percussionist Ches Smith.
The self-titled debut by Sun of Goldfinger builds upon an enticing web of relationships: of the three musicians, who have worked together in various capacities in guitarist David Torn’s brain-warping projects as well as saxophonist Tim Berne’s boundary-stretching bands; and of all three artists and the groundbreaking label ECM, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 with no signs of slowing its forward march into uncharted sonic territory.
On Sun of Goldfinger, the trio spontaneously weaves three intense musical tapestries, each spanning more than 20 minutes and crafting vast soundworlds of monumental and vividly textured aural invention. The nearly 25-minute length of each track mirrors the exploratory intensity of the trio live, where the band conjures mind-bogglingly intricate and immersive atmospherics every night, blending delicate lyricism and full-throttle noise, bleeding-edge rock and untethered rock, and leading the way into realms beyond genre.
“[Sun of Goldfinger] finds these world-class improvisers roaming freely among musical zones ranging from hard-hitting avant-rock to delicate ambient jazz.” -Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone