May 8, 2015

Friday night live at Transistor: experimental, meditative electronic music from Volutes and solo laptop experimental music from Patrick Cosmos. Sound by Jon Monteverde. 

Volutes is the musical project of Chicago-based Christina Dennaoui. Playing music for the better part of two decades, her training began with jazz trumpet and guitar and has evolved to include electronic music production and composition. Volutes’ sound is a mélange of Middle Eastern beats, deep house, jazz and bass music. In January 2014, she released her first EP, “Elegant Grey.” Local Loop described it as a “standout electronic listen” and The Deli Chicago called it “a beautiful, elegant and at times haunting album.”

For this Transistor set, Christina was joined by Jon Monteverde of XYZR_KX. Their set consisted of remixing, instrumentation and improvisation.

Visit Volutes’ Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages.

Also available: a previous Volutes Transistor performance from August 15, 2014.

Patrick Cosmos is good with computers. His forthcoming album, “Tonal Rotors,” is a short-attention-span-theater exhibition of jungle, IDM, and downtempo. Works from these sessions, bridged by improvised ambient pieces, will comprise his Transistor set. His previous digital albums are available hereand a split ambient cassette release with The Kendal Mintcake will be available shortly.

Also available: a previous Patrick Cosmos recording from August 17, 2012.

Poster by Kendra Hutchings

Poster by Kendra Hutchings

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