Tuesday, Sept 10: Ryosuke Kiyasu, Kirsten Carey (solo)
Drummer Ryosuke Kiyasu started his career in the mid-90s. Since 2012, he has been the drummer of both FUSHITSUSHA and leader Keiji Haino’s solo project. After his early career playing in experimental groups in Japan, he moved to Canada in 2003 to gain new experiences as a drummer; there he began to play solo with snare drums, performing mainly at a local jazz bar. Also, while living in Canada, he started hardcore band THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE. Returning to Japan in 2004, he started grind-core band SETE STAR SEPT and free jazz band KIYASU ORCHESTRA, Kiyasu continues to release a variety of works and tour the world at a steady pace. Detroit guitarist Kirsten Carey makes a rare appearance as a soloist. An adventurous player with big ears, she’ll bring something individual to the spare format to get the evening rolling.
Doors at 8pm; $8.
Wednesday Sept. 11: Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger), Shells
One of our most anticipated shows of the year! Les Filles de Illighahad is a female-fronted guitar bands from the Sahel region of Sub-Saharan Africa. Fatou Seidi Ghali is a pioneer of guitar in West Africa. She lives in Illighadad, a small scrubland village in the desert country of Central Niger, located outside of the Tahoua region—and she is one of only two known Tuareg women guitarists in Niger. Her cousin, Alamnou Akrouni, is lead vocalist in the group and together they have been redefining the type of music played by women in West Africa. The debut LP stands-out even among the excellent roster of the Sahel Sounds record label and we are honored to be part of Les Filles’ first American tour. Shells opens the show with her always compelling set of ambient guitar music. Doors at 8 pm; $15.
Thursday, Sept 12: New Music Detroit’s Strange and Beautiful Muisc- Night One
This annual festival by one of Detroit’s leading New Music Ensembles is a three night affair, kicking off at Trinosophes, with Detroit Institute of Arts and The Cube @The Max Fisher presenting the subsequent nights. At Trinosophes, the focus is on electro-acoustic ensembles.