531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is all ages
NOUS continues its unique sonic experiments with a dynamic December ensemble featuring:
Christopher Bono- (Ghost Against Ghost, Bardo)
Christopher Pravdica (Swans, Yonatan Gat),
Mike Pride (Millions of Dead Cops, Anthony Braxton)
Matt Nelson (tune-yards, GRID ).
"A half-airy, half-aggressive interdisciplinary happening organized by the young and enterprising composer Christopher Bono, who brought together a wise, postcategory, electric and acoustic 12-person crew." -- New York Times
"You couldn’t pigeonhole it into one genre if you tried — it goes from eerie David Lynchian soundscapes to Eastern melodies to avant-garde jazz drum freakouts to a million other places, all while remaining strangely accessible." - BrooklynVegan
NOUS is an experimental music project exploring ritual and spontaneity within music. Nous aims to build communal musical relationships that collectively work to find new ways of creating art. Each installment centers around a different focal concept, and the project features a fluctuating group of artists. As founder Christopher Bono explains, “Nous aspires to bypass the lower level thought patterns of the egotistical mind and encourages the connection of those involved to reach a higher level of consciousness, providing a creative space where intuitive, unexpected, and unexplained results can occur.”
The name Nous was chosen for its double meaning. Nous means “we” or “us” in French; however, within the philosophical tradition it is sometimes equated to intellect or intelligence, and is used to describe the faculty of the human mind which is described in classical philosophy as necessary for understanding what is true or real, similar to intuition. In the Eastern tradition, the sanskrit equivalent is Buddhi, which denotes an aspect of mind that is higher than the rational mind and that is attracted to Brahman (“Truth” or “Reality”).