Martin Bisi – a New York City legend who since the late 1970s has lived and worked out of BC Studio in Brooklyn, recording music by Brian Eno, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Herbie Hancock, Afrika Bambaataa, Sonic Youth, Swans, Helmet, Boredoms, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, Foetus, White Zombie, and The Dresden Dolls – will remove his producer hat (or headband, as was once his signature look) and hit the road in April to perform a string of East Coast dates, followed by a European run, and concluding with two Brooklyn shows in May.
Best known for his production work, Bisi has put out eight releases as a solo musician since 1988 – most recently, the album Ex Nihilo, released in 2014 on La Societe Expeditionnaire Records.
Bisi’s touring lineup for the spring shows consists of drummer Dominic Cipolla (Torres, Phantom Family Halo), bassist Ernest Anderson, and multi-instrumentalist Genevieve Kammel Morris on viola, keys, and vocals. Morris’ other band, Tidal Channel, will support for the East Coast shows in April, including a stop at the Brickside Festival in Durham, NC, featuring headliner Grandmaster Flash.
Several of the European shows will also include a screening of Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio, a 2014 documentary that chronicles Bisi’s life and work.
US – Martin Bisi w/ Tidal Channel
Apr 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 8 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
Apr 9 – Durham, NC @ Duke University, Brickside Festival (matinee)
Apr 9 – Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
Apr 10 – Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
Apr 11 – Arlington, VA @ Galaxy Hut
Europe – Martin Bisi
Apr 19 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik + Sound and Chaos documentary screening
Apr 20 – Geneva, CH @ Urgence Disk
Apr 22 – Brussels, BE @ Magasin 4
Apr 23 – Ghent, BE @ Cinema Off Off + Sound and Chaos documentary screening
Apr 24 – Ghent, BE @ Cinema Off Off + Sound and Chaos documentary screening
Apr 26 – Grenoble, FR @ Cinema Juliet Berto + Sound and Chaos documentary screening
Apr 27 – Paris, FR @ Detail
Apr 28 – Lisbon, PT @ Lounge + Sound and Chaos documentary screening
US – Martin Bisi
May 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
May 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium