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Dawn of Midi

  • Music: Electro, Experimental, Jazz, Minimal, Progressive
  • Tickets: $39 - book at Ticketek: http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=DAWNMIDI14

New York-based acoustic trio Dawn of Midi bring a sound that’s “totally unprecedented” (Pitchfork). This extraordinary live show is as red-blooded and rhythmic as a seamlessly mixed DJ set.

“CANNOT URGE YOU MORE STRONGLY: GO SEE DAWN OF MIDI” THE NEW YORKER
New York-based acoustic trio Dawn of Midi bring a sound that’s “totally unprecedented” (Pitchfork). Their sophomore album Dysnomia was listed among the Best Albums of 2013 in The New Yorker, NPR and BBC3. As red-blooded and rhythmic as a seamlessly mixed DJ set, see Dysnomia performed in its entirety, in this extraordinary live show.

Dawn of Midi’s bassist Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani and percussionist Qasim Naqvi first met while studying at Cal Arts (California Institute of the Arts). Thanks to the fact that they were friends first — playing late-night tennis matches in dimly lit parking lots well before they stepped into a studio or rehearsal space – they have followed their own logic from day one. Belyamani admits it's taken some time to shift from early improv sessions to the well-oiled machine that makes for both a dizzying dance sound and a deeply immersive living room listen.

“[I've] seriously never seen anything like these guys.” (Jad Abumrad, Radiolab)