Bang on a Can All-Stars cellist Ashley Bathgate and Brooklyn-based dynamic virtuoso pianist Karl Larson celebrate the release Restless, a new album from composer and Bang on a Can All-Stars member Ken Thomson, with a live performance at Le Poisson Rouge. Restless, released on October 28 on Cantaloupe Music/Naxos, includes Thomson’s Restless (2013-2014) and Me Vs. (2012), and marks Bathgate and Larson’s recording debut as a duo.
Thomson’s previous album Thaw, performed by the JACK Quartet, was named the No. 1 Classical CD of 2013 by Rhapsody and was featured on NPR’s list of “10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing.” Time Out New York described the album as, “Brainy, gritty and visceral, the music leaps off the disc.” Restless highlights the composer’s masterful manipulation of tension and energy. The music churns, building in a wave of dissonance and density while never leaving traditional harmony behind.
$15-25 advance; $20-30 door.
Presented by Le Poisson Rouge