Join us October 26 in Distler Hall for the music of Toby Driver.
Composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Toby Driver is a best known as the creative force behind the seminal avant-garde metal band Kayo Dot. Ever the musical polyglot, Driver’s rejection of idioms has resulted in a vast, unpredictable discography full of risks and liberties that invokes influences from every age and place, while never settling on one palette of colors, and a career that has brought his music to a considerable breadth of venues from thousands-capacity metal festivals to classical concert halls, and from basement concerts to the 57th Biennale di Venezia. Tonight, he joins the Ludovico Ensemble in performing new arrangements of music from the Kayo Dot album Gamma Knife, selections from his solo album They Are the Shield, and Pale Hesychasm. Nicholas Tolle and Jennifer Ashe will give the world premiere performance of Parapuká Vená for voice and cimbalom.