Sonic Colliders: Minor Empire meets Eivind Aarset – January 12 Toronto

Toronto’s Minor Empire is planning a busy year of new releases and a unique collaborative concert series under the banner Sonic Colliders. The three-part series will see the band performing with world-renowned virtuosos Avi Bortnik, Eivind Aarset, and Ara Dinkjian as they explore and expand on the full spectrum of their vaunted outer-national, Anatolian-inspired soundscapes.

One of the most innovative improvisers of our time, Norway's Eivind Aarset has a truly singular voice on the guitar. He’s a voracious collaborator and has worked on dozens of albums with many groundbreaking musicians including Jon Hassell, Nils Petter Molvaer, Bill Laswell and Dhafer Youssef. He’s also put out several releases under his own name on the incredibly diverse Jazzland label, and his debut as a bandleader was described by the New York Times as "One of the best post-Miles electric jazz albums". Eivind is sure to push the band’s already expansive sonic horizons even further at these once-in-a-lifetime concerts.

January 12, 2023, Thursday, 8pm

Small World Music Centre
180 Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

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