Dorit Chrysler plays Bristol January 18th

Posted: 1/4/2007 8:47:25 AM

From: Bristol, United Kingdom

Joined: 12/30/2006


[b]January 18th at Cafe Delight, Gloucester Road, Bristol



New York-based prolific and world-renowned Thereminist.

[i]Best known for her theremin style, composer/musician Dorit Chrysler also has a prolific recording and performing career as a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, and engineer. Making her professional vocal debut at Austria's Opera House Graz at the age of seven, Dorit went on to form her first rock band at thirteen and began working towards her Master's Degree in Music Science at eighteen. Moving to New York, she was fronting a number of notable bands, including New York rock quartet Halcion. Dorit has shared live bills with acts as diverse as Dinosaur Jr., Blonde Redhead, Marilyn Manson, Mercury Rev, Oingo Boingo, Rodelius and Echo and the Bunnymen. She has alsocollaborated and recorded with artists & producers such as Elliot Sharp, Matt Johnson (The The), Larry 7, Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) Toby Dammit, Foetus, Ultra Vivid Scene, Martin Bisi & Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers).

Embarking upon a solo career in 2000, Dorit has since performed in American and European venues ranging from notorious dives (CBGB) to concert halls (Vienna Konzerthaus) to electronic music festivals (Phonotaktik). A typical concert features both popular and experimental compositions. Always showcasing her trademark vocal and theremin styles, Dorit also sometimes plays harmonium, harmonica, air-synth, and keyboard in her sets (Perhaps she will one day re-introduce the world to the guitar style that was praised in Guitar magazine?). In 2005 she toured Japan & played in Paris, Berlin, Belgrade, Prague, Bukarest, Vienna, Switzerland, Italy & New York.

*THERMINI-ELECTROPOP* After an assortment of film & video game soundtracks, compilations, and singles, Dorit released her first full-length SOLO recording featuring her Theremin in 2004. Produced, recorded, engineered, and performed by the artist herself, Best of Dorit Chrysler appeared earlier on Dorit's favorite label, Plag Dich Nicht Records. This Europe-only release hit the stores in August of 2004 and sold out of it's first pressing by October. In 2005 "TinyThrills" a special Collectors Edition, including VINYL, CD & MP3, featuring a joint collaboration with Gordon Raphael (The Strokes), has been released.

In addition to her solo career Dorit has founded the New York Theremin Society and, together with the Issue Project Space, is co-curating the NY EXPERIMENTAL THEREMIN ORCHESTRA Series. She is currently collaborating with the Austrian techno musician/DJ Electric Indigo,both featured on an upcoming CHICKSON SPEED Compilation, writing the music for a dance piece of Maria Hasabi, featured at the NY Kitchen Performance Space, and contributed to John Brattin recent " Triumph of The Night" movie Soundtrack featuring J.Mascis. She recently completed five sound pieces for "1%", a permanent sound installation at the French Cultural Ministry in Paris and performed at the 2005 World Fair in Aichi, JAPAN.[/i]

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[i]Solo Theremin player from the Bristol area whose loops and layers create an eerie, ghostly yet dreamy quality reminiscent of both classical and modern-day experimental compositions; against a backdrop of almost comedic squeals, squiggles, honks and parps lie solemn violenesque tones and reverberating drones, all coaxed from the solitary instrument.[/i]

[b]£5.00 on the door. 8:00pm start.[/b]

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