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Duo = Thollem McDonas + Brian Chase

Thollem/Chase is the powerhouse, free-wheeling duo of the perpetually-traveling pianist Thollem McDonas and drummer Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and downtown NY improv scene. Their upcoming album: Dub Narcotic Session will hit the stores in May. Please check the homepage of New Atlantis Records for details.

Chase is a drummer and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up on Long Island, he started taking private music lessons at a young age, leading to a BM from the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. Though he works in a variety of contexts, Brian is probably best known as a member of the group Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a band that has toured extensively throughout the world and has been nominated for three Grammys.Brian is also very active in the experimental music scene.

McDonas grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area rigorously studying the standard classical repertoire, then quit it all in his early 20s dedicating himself for many years to grassroots political activism (particularly anti-war efforts, deforestation issues and ecological restoration work). He’s now been touring for 7 years perpetually, and has released 33 albums of his own and in collaboration with others on 15 different labels in 5 different countries.

By Kinan Faham

Kinan Faham(the Silent Camera) is a software guy with interests in visual and sonic arts. Through photography and video, he captures the extraordinary in the ordinary.

His renderings bring out the beauty of his subjects in unexpected ways. With films, usually accompanied by music, the viewer is often overcome with many mixed emotions.

Kinan was born in the oldest continually inhabited city in the world and moved to the states for graduate school in 2006. He has been in the Boston area since 2016. Prior to Boston, Kinan lived in NY, CT and PA.

For him, art is a hobby that also forms an essential, inseparable part of his being..

He says, "I capture the world in still motion..."

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