Wednesday, September 11
Tickets: $8 advance/$10 day of show at Tickets.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), Terrapin Station and Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 888-223-6000
7pm doors, 8pm show
Graph Rabbit is the Brooklyn-based duo of artist/composer Austin Donohue (guitar, vocals, bells) and experimental pianist Shy Kedmi (analog synths, bells, etc).
Graph Rabbit originally began as the solo project of Brooklyn-based artist/composer Austin Donohue in 2010. But it wasn’t until Donohue, an accomplished filmmaker, musician and composer in his own right, began collaborating with producer Allen Farmelo that Graph Rabbit began to find it’s true form.
The result is Graph Rabbit’s debut album Snowblind – a deftly nuanced concept album, sweepingly cinematic at times and hauntingly minimalist at others. The album follows an unnamed character as he wanders through a surreal, minimalist snow-scape, falling in and out of sleep, following birds through fields, arguing with a river and eventually just surrendering to the silence of snowfall.
The production on Snowblind is minimal – one finger picked guitar, one curiously small analog synth (knows as a Pocket Piano) and Donohue’s singularly beautiful voice send it all soaring, with the eerie rattle of sleigh bells, twinkling glockenspiel, and an Estonian handbell ensemble lacing the songs with the unexpected textures of metal.
After completing the album, Donohue invited collaborator Shy Kedmi to join as an official member of the band. The duo are now performing the record in it’s entirety throughout the East Coast. “Performing the album front-to-back on all analog / acoustic equipment with no computers is a risk but we wanted to take it” explains Kedmi. “It’s the only way we can really bring the world we’ve created, the world of Snowblind, to our audience,” Donohue adds.
Local Alt-folk favorite, Sonny Baker opens the show.
Date(s) - 09/11/2013
341 Delaware Avenue