Jesse Manley has a fresh track for your hungry ears. Photo by Amanda Tipton. There are many reasons to create music, of course. There’s the pedestrian desire for popularity, there is the vaulted idea of artistic creation, but there are also less common reasons. For Jesse Manley, one reason seems to be archeological exploration. On […]
Chimney Choir is:
Kris Drickey – vocals, violin, piano, percussion
Kevin Larkin – vocals, mandolin, harmonica, sampling, synths
David Rynhart – vocals, piano, guitar, percussion
Carl Sorensen – percussion
Tom Plassmeyer – bass
Chimney Choir combines folk harmonies, ambient electronics, and swirling textures of rhythm and melody into a style of music that is not easy to define. They have toured the country extensively and produced and released five recordings. Their performances often take on a theatrical quality that has incorporated puppetry, ritual, dance, storytelling, interactive video and even a sci-fi mini-drama. In collaboration with Wonderbound, they created the full-length ballet Boomtown, which debuted in April 2015. Their new release, (dream), is the latest incarnation of their joyous fall down into the rabbit hole of playful, immersive theatrical multimedia concept shows.