“Bhatia’s music signals freedom … the sounds Bhatia makes with his Telecaster feel profuse, immersive, and immense.” —Washington Post
Marrying emotional intensity with musical virtuosity, guitarist, composer, and electronic music artist Rafiq Bhatia mixes contemporary sound art with high-energy improvisation. Breaking English, his latest work for his electroacoustic ensemble, is transformed into an immersive multimedia experience by Minneapolis-based visual artist Michael Cina and video artist Hal Lovemelt. Bhatia is joined by fellow Son Lux member Ian Chang (percussion), along with Jackson Hill (bass, synthesizers) and Nina Moffitt (vocals). The evening opens with Spiritual Leader, Chang’s exacting and propulsive set of solo works for electronic percussion.
Copresented with the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series.