09.17.18 – Konk Pack (U.K. / Germany) + Gordon Grdina Ensemble

September 17, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Zebulon Café Los Angeles
2478 Fletcher Dr.
Los Angeles, CA

The Unwrinkled Ear and Black Editions Present:

KONK PACK (U.K. / Germany)
GORDON GRDINA with Eyvind Kang, Chris Speed, Matt Chamberlain,Shazad Ismaily & Special Guest Patrick Shiroishi

Monday September 17th @ Zebulon Los Angeles

Konk Pack:
Tim Hodgkinson • lap steel guitar, electronics, clainet
Roger Turner • drumset & percussion
Thomas Lehn • analogue synthesizer

Hailing from Germany and the U.K., KONK PACK brings together three major figures in contemporary music. For over fifteen years this group has amazed audiences at festivals and concerts all over the world with the sheer energy of its rapid-fire interplay, earning numerous critical accolades.

Since 1997, Konk Pack have toured regularly throughout Europe and the United States, and have been described by The Wire Magazine as “one of the most exciting improv groups in the world.” The group have released five albums, and performed at major music festivals from Vancouver to Belgrade. The musics they’ve made individually are reason enough to take note of this trio, but the music they make together leaves audiences amazed and inspired.

Eyvind Kang • Viola
Chris Speed • Tenor Sax/Clarinet
Matt Chamberlain • Drums
Shazad Ismaily • Bass/Moog
Patrick Shiroishi • Saxophone

A band made up of formidable musicians who are all seasoned band leaders in their own right coming together to embrace the unknown and relish in the sound of surprise. Though most of the musicians have played together before in different configurations, this marks the first time they have all been in the same room creating spontaneous composition. This lends a sense of anticipation, excitement and intensity to the proceedings, allowing for comfort zones to be demolished and compassion love and honesty to prevail.