SONS OF GOD at MassArt
Friday, November 06, 2009

(Leif Elggren, Kent Tankred, Joachim Nordwall)
…making their Boston debut!
w/Greg Kelley

MassArt, North Hall, Room 181
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
8 p.m. / $10

About the artists:

THE SONS OF GOD is LEIF ELGGREN and KENT TANKRED. They describe their field of activity as an investigation of a mental airspace, undertaken with the aid of unconventional tools. The aural aspect is important, but equal care is devoted to the visual. The Sons of God is often augmented with supplementary performers who then also influence the ideas and their expression.

For the Boston performance the Sons of God have invited JOACHIM NORDWALL to be a Son of God. He is a collaborator of Leif Elggren and they performed together for the first time as The Sons of God at the 2009 edition of the No Fun Festival at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. In early 2010, Utech Records is releasing a The Sons of God and The Skull Defekts CD and Important Records is releasing a limited edition LP.

We are not yet sure what will happen in Boston. But it will be divine.

GREG KELLEY began studying the trumpet at age 10. He attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, where in addition to studying the Conservatory curriculum, he also immersed himself in a deep study of avant-garde and experimental music, eventually coming to the conclusion that his musical focus fell outside of the academic sphere. After his studies, Kelley moved back to his native Massachusetts, quickly insinuated himself into the local avant-garde circles and soon commenced a period of intense travel and collaboration, bringing him across the United States, throughout Europe, Japan and South America. He has appeared on over 60 albums and despite a more limited travel schedule, he still manages to play in a number of groups including Nmperign (as abstract improvisatory duo and as horn section for ex-Galaxie 500-ers Damon & Naomi), Heathen Shame, the undr quartet and the BSC, among others. Other collaborators have included Jandek, Keiji Haino, Donald Miller (Borbetomagus), Anthony Braxton, Kevin Drumm, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Joe McPhee and Lionel Marchetti.