Photay

Barboza Presents

Photay

Bardo:Basho, Hanssen

Saturday 9/16

7:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

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Photay
Photay’s debut full-length Onism inherits the same historical tension in an age of climate change and social media addiction. It is also a re ection of personal conditions, a meditation on place, community, and its creator’s own embodied history. The word ‘onism,’ invented by John Koenig, means the frustration of being stuck in just one body that inhabits only one place at a time.

To grasp onism is to be apprised of how little of the world you have experienced, are experiencing, or will ever experience. Photay (Evan Shornstein) composed Onism in the heart of Brooklyn and shroud- ed by the silence of national parks or on trips home to the wood- lands of the Hudson Valley in between touring the urban centersof foreign countries. Scattered but connected, Onism’s music is a constellation that rips across the night sky of time, charting an emo- tional reality de ned by sadness and joy, dread and wonder.

Shornstein contrasts spacious near-silence with bombastic saturat- ed peaks. Fangled robotic tones (‘Screens’) meet with forest oor ambience (’Storm’), evoking visual designs for the built and natural worlds, while the overwhelm of metropolis (‘Balsam Massacre’)
and the digital age (‘The Everyday Push’) is eased by the liberato-
ry forests of Woodstock (‘Outré Lux’ feat. Madison Mcferrin) and assumptions into imagined realities (‘Bombogenesis’). The demonic swing of ‘Balsam Massacre’ imagines the sounds of a tree’s innards as it is felled with a chainsaw, while ’Storm’ thunders distantly in triumphant reverie.
Venue Information:
Barboza
925 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA, 98122
http://thebarboza.com