Sunday 19 November 2017, 2.30pm
Please note this is a matinee performance – doors will be at 2:30pm and the show will start shortly after.
Sun Dreaming is a new performance featuring New York based new age pioneer Laraaji and LA renaissance man Carlos Niño, two deep questing musicians who explore the outer reaches of ambient music. In this special extended set both musicians will perform solo as well as together in an intuitive flow of improvisation, song form and open-eared collaboration.
Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980). Laraaji went on to release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances.
In September 2017 All Saints release a stunning pair of LPs of new studio recordings by the celestial music pioneer.
Bring On The Sun is an epic double album that runs the full gamut of ‘Laraaji music’, from blissed-out percussive jams to reflective vocal hymnals to trance-inducing drones. A perfect Laraaji entry-point on his never-ending creative journey through inner light. The record is recorded by Davey Jewell (Peaking Lights/Flaming Lips) and mixed by Carlos Niño (Leaving Records).
Sun Gong is a major new self-contained work experimenting with gong micro-tonalties processed through various electronic effects. The results are unlike any music he has made before - two side-long long-form pieces that evoke the sound of a shimmering metallic eternal wave.
Los Angeles-bred Carlos Niño is the revered producer, composer, percussionist, DJ, ensemble orchestrator and mentor who has traversed the multitude of music scenes the city has birthed within the last two decades. Host of the influential Spaceways Radio(1995-2015) on KPFK LA, co-founder of key web radio portal Dublab and producer of epic chamber music tribute to Jay Dilla Suite For Ma Duke, Carlos’s curational activities run in complete parallel to his original compositions and collaborations. “This is Space Collage Hybrid music!”
Following 2016’s Flute, Echoes, It’s All Happening album, new record Going Home is the 5th in Carlos Niño’s & Friends series and will be released on Leaving Records in October
2017. The LP is a definitive six -song odyssey in tribue to “passing from the earthly realm” and features the Musical Energy of Deantoni Parks, Dexter Story, Jamael Dean, Josh Johnson, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, SK Kakraba, and New Age Legend Iasos.