A restless musical traveler, dreamer and collaborator, Thollem McDonas has racked up nearly as many releases as miles on the touring van that also serves as his mobile home base. Equally at home in the worlds of jazz, punk, noise and modern classical, he has joined forces with everyone from Nels Cline to William Parker to Deerhoof’s John Dieterich. McDonas’ primary instrument is piano, which he explores and attacks with passion and fury. For his appearance in Athens, the composer will perform two sets: one as Thollem’s Greatest Hits, where he’ll dive into his vast catalog using just keyboard and microphone, and another as Thollem’s Electric Confluence, a solo synth project.
THOLLEM'S GREATEST HITS Legendary avant-garde figure Thollem McDonas performs a set of reworked material from his vast catalog. See Calendar Pick on p. 25.
ELECTRIC CONFLUENCE Thollem McDonas performs a set of solo synthesizer compositions.
JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son perform a duet featuring American primitive guitar, piano, clarinet and more.