The Knells + Christopher Tignor + Empyrean Atlas

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Photograph: Scott Friedlander
Andrew McKenna Lee
Experimental composer-performer Christopher Tignor inaugurates a new series at SubCulture. Playing on the bill with him are the Knells, a new prog-rock–chamber-pop combo driven by guitarist and composer Andrew McKenna Lee, which mixes its myriad impulses and resources in glorious manner (with three angelic voices floating in harmony over a string-adorned backbeat). Also on the program are Empyrean Atlas, headed by Philip Glass Ensemble saxophonist David Crowell; his writing for this outfit combines Minimalist drive and Afropop shimmer—a bright, infectious mix.
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