TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2015: ALARMIST (Improv Invitational Series) at National Arts Centre Fourth Stage - Thu Jun 25 2015 at 6:00 pm
Neil Crowley - drums, keys
Elis Czerniak - guitars, keys
Osgar Dukes - drums
Barry O'Halpin - guitars, keys
Ireland is the surprising home of a thriving scene of post/math-rock, a challenging genre of intense and virtuosic instrumental post-punk that surged briefly worldwide in the ‘90s before returning into the arms of disparate local communities of fans. Hailing from County Dublin, the four-piece Alarmist comprises aggressively accomplished musicians working inside and out of rock, jazz, and soundtrack traditions. Employing double drums, electric guitars, and electronics, they are as at ease breaking down of obsolete electronic sounds as when they’re first reviving and then putting away the twang of retro surf guitar. Creating soundscapes often accompanied by live art projection, the group is known for creating and sustaining intense energy at striking live shows anchored to precision, power, and careful timing.
General Admission / All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges