Thollem's Electric Confluence
"An intense and virtuosic keyboardist” (TimeOut New York), Thollem will fill The Sanctuary with a celebration of sound on August 3rd. Electric Confluence is inspired by the myriad sonic experiences on his lifelong travels around the U.S. and the world. Opening that night is Erich Ragsdale as Shadow Waves, melding magic melodies with a scintillating tapestry of analog film loops and reel to reel reality shifting 16mm turbo splice collage movies. Thollem is a perpetually traveling pianist, keyboardist, composer, improviser, singer-songwriter, activist, author and teacher. He's spent his life skirting and erasing the edges of boundaries musically, culturally and geographically. His work is ever-changing, evolving and responding to the times and his experiences, both as a soloist and in collaboration with hundreds of artists across idioms and disciplines. Thollem is known internationally as an acoustic piano player in the free jazz and post-classical worlds, as the lead vocalist for the Italian agit-punk band Tsigoti and as an electronic keyboardist through a multitude of projects.