The Osiris Trio in Concert: Chamber Music at El Camino College
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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“Extending right through the concert was the encouraging zest of the performers: their largeness in every musical dimension of color, dynamic range and expression, and their consistently well balanced togetherness as an ensemble.” —New York Times
Ellen Corver, piano
Peter Brunt, violin
Larissa Groeneveld, cello
The Osiris Trio was founded at the end of the 1980s, at a time when the interest among young musicians in classical piano trios was on the wane. After their debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, playing, among other pieces, Mendelssohn’s second trio, the new piano trio had a fiery development and was awarded the recently-established Philip Morris Finest Selection Prize in 1992. An ever-increasing number of concerts enabled the musicians to broaden their repertoire and to equip themselves with a solid foundation. In 1997, the trio was once again awarded a prestigious honor: the Annie Bosboom Award from the Kersjes van de Groenekanfonds.