Dawn of Midi will perform at Hope College on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.
The group will also be featured during a Department of Music convocation earlier in the day, at 11 a.m. in Wichers Auditorium.
The public is invited to both events. Admission is free.
Dawn of Midi is known for its electro-acoustic sound, which the band has spent years shaping, culminating in its most recent work to date, “Dysnomia.” NPR Music has called “Dysnomia,” one of its “50 favorite albums of 2013.”
The Brooklyn-based trio is a multinational group that includes bassist Aakaash Israni (India), pianist Amino Belyamani (Morocco) and drummer Qasim Naqvi (Pakistan). The band’s carefully cultivated aesthetic incorporates such wildly divergent influences and interests as Aphex Twin, the Police, Can, and the video game Ms. Pac-Man.
“Rolling Stone Magazine” has called Dawn of Midi’s music “brain-bending, seemingly impossible,” whereas the “Los Angeles Times” has described it as “a mysterious, vital sound with a pull all its own” and the “Village Voice” as “A work of lunatic genius.”
The Dawn of Midi concert is an extension of the theme of the college’s fall 2014 Critical Issues Symposium, “Technology and the Future of Being Human,” which explored the impact of technology on humanity as seen in the present and as it may look in the future.
Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th St. between College and Columbia avenues.