Source: Elysium Furnace Works.
Elysium Furnace Works is proud to present as part of an international tour the acclaimed Swiss saxophonist Christoph Irniger and his trio, featuring Raffaele Bossard on double bass, Ziv Ravitz on drums and percussion and also featuring a special guest: alto saxophonist Michaël Attias. Attias — a past member of bands of Paul Motian, Ralph Alessi and Kris Davis amongst others and last heard courtesy EFW as part of James Carney’s group which performed in Beacon in January, 2020 – joins the Christoph Irniger Trio as they celebrate their most recent release Open City on the Swiss label Intakt Records.
The Christoph Irniger Trio + Michaël Attias will perform at the Howland Cultural Center on Wednesday, September 22 at 8 PM. This will be a hybrid livestreamed and in-person event — tickets for the livestream will be $15, tickets purchased in advance for in-person attendance will be $20 and tickets purchased at the door the evening of the performance will be $25. In-person attendees must provide proof of COVID vaccination — a picture of a CDC vaccination card, or various COVID “passports” etc., will be acceptable forms of proof for admission to the HCC.
The Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main St. in Beacon, NY and its telephone number is (845) 831-4988. Advance tickets are available now at http://www.howlandculturalcentertix.com/.
Elysium Furnace Works’ 2021 roster embraces a fiercely independent, eclectic diversity, featuring exceptional artists from a wide array of musics. Other concerts EFW will present in 2021 include:
October 16: Joe Morris/Mat Maneri — Two of the most accomplished and exceptionally talented figures on their respective instruments, guitarist Morris and violist Maneri continue their decades-long collaboration, improvising melodic exchanges of startling complexity, nuance and fire;
November 20: Ras Moshe Burnett/Dafna Naphtali — Fresh off their debut recording Fuse Box, longtime associates mutli-instrumentalist Burnett (returning to the HCC for the first time in eight years) and electronic artist Naphtali conjure liberated sonic textures both otherworldly and deeply rooted;
December 11: Shelley Hirsch — The celebrated, fearless Downtown vocalist and composer closes out EFW’s 2021 season in her Beacon debut.