Nous (Laraaji, Christopher Bono, Greg Fox, Thor Harris & others) making live debut w/ 2 NYC-area shows this weekend
Nous aims to build communal musical relationships that collectively work to find new ways of creating art. Each installment will center around a different focal concept, and the project will feature a fluctuating group of artists. As founder Christopher Bono explains, "Nous aspires to bypass the lower level thought patterns of the egotistical mind and encourages the connection of those involved to reach a higher level of consciousness, providing a creative space where intuitive, unexpected, and unexplained results can occur.
Nous is an experimental music project that explores "ritual and spontaneity within music" created by composer Christopher Bono and and features a formidable group of musicians: Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, Zs, etc), Thor Harris (Swans, Shearwater & more), Shahzad Ismaily (Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson & more) and Grey McMurray (itsnotyouitsme, So Percussion & more).
Nous will be playing their first ever shows this weekend in the NYC area: Saturday (2/1) at Basilica Hudson (8 PM, tickets), and then Sunday (2/2) at Baby's All Right (8 PM, tickets). At these shows Nous will be joined by cellist Clarice Jensen, violinist/violist Caleb Burhans, violinist Laura Lutzke, flutist Alex Sopp, cellist/vocalist Imago, plus Laraaji & Arji (Zither, ambient sounds) and three dancers directed by Akil Davis from Loud Sol Productions. For those looking for Super Bowl night alternatives, this might be the thing.
UPDATE: Full list of performers, including just added Anthony Molina, along with a video about the great Laraaji, below..
Christopher Bono (keyboards/electronics/percussion/vocals)
Greg Fox (drums/percussion/electronics)
Thor Harris (drums/percussion)
Shahzad Ismaily (electronics/guitar/bass)
Anthony Molina (bass)
Grey Mcmurray (guitar)
Special guests cellist Clarice Jensen, violinist/violist Caleb Burhans, violinist Laura Lutzke, flutist Alex Sopp, cellist/vocalist Imago, plus Laraaji & Arji (Zither, ambient sounds) and three dancers directed by Akil Davis from Loud Sol Productions.