Wednesday, April 6 8:30 pm
Englert Theatre
Doors Open:6:00 p.m.
Price:$10 - $15
Supporting Act(s):

Brooklyn-based acoustic trio Dawn of Midi consists of bassist Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani and drummer Qasim Naqvi, who met as students playing late-night tennis at California Institute of the Arts. On the group’s second album, Dysnomia (written by Belyamani and Israni), Dawn of Midi utilizes sophisticated rhythmic structures from North and West African folk traditions to weave a sonic tapestry of trance-inducing grooves. The music sounds electronic, but it’s performed live on acoustic instruments. Dysnomia was listed on Best Albums of 2013 by The New Yorker, NPR Music, and BBC Radio 3. Jad Abumrad did a short on Dawn of Midi on Radiolab, uses their music occasionally to accompany stories on the show, and described their sound as “sort of like ancient folk music, filtered through highly obsessive computers that actually aren’t computers but people.” Pitchfork calls their music “totally unprecedented,” and Rolling Stone said their sonic results are “brain-bending, seemingly impossible.”