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John Chantler

Photos of John Chantler taken by The Lab's photographer-in-residence, Robert Divers Herrick.

8:30pm Doors / 9pm Sound
$15 General / Free for member
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John Chantler is a musician and organizer living in Stockholm, Sweden working with synthesizers, electronics and sometimes pipe organs to explore his own personalized compositional and improvisational strategies — working with and against the specific systems inherent in his chosen tools.

His most recent LP — Which Way To Leave? (ROOM40) — charts an unpredictable, highly dynamic course through distorted washes of masses harmonics and passages of spare, alien beauty.  This follows Still Light, Outside (1703 Skivbolaget) — an extended suite that combines passages of stark minimalism centred at the bodily invasive extremes of the pipe organ’s register with striking explosions of colour; massed chords shot through with heavy distortion and electronics that operate according to their own dream logic.

“Strikingly Beautiful” — The Guardian

Originally from Australia John Chantler spent a decade in London before moving to Sweden where he directs a small festival for ‘other music’ in Stockholm called Edition.

Photo: Dawid Laskowski

Photo: Dawid Laskowski

Earlier Event: March 17
Martin Creed: Words and Music
Later Event: March 26
Arnold Dreyblatt