AISH with Dario Slavazza, Amenta Abioto

Wed Aug 15 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Dante's

350 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209

Ages 21+

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San Francisco based singer, writer and composer, Aish, transforms his tumultuous childhood, estrangement from family, his struggles with sexuality and his migration across continents into grand landscapes of cinematic pop music constructed with layered vocals, strings, harp, metallophones and electronics.

With the release of Promise Me and Migrant in 2017, Aish emerged with a distinctive art pop aesthetic, deftly combining intricate vocal arrangements, classical chamber and contemporary electronic music. Aish's debut full length album, Mother, came out on March 30th, 2018 with positive press and audience reception.

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  • Aish

    Aish

    Pop

    AISH
    I'm perched on a Pacific bluff, reaching for a cloud that floats away. I'm not grieving, I'm just admiring the beauty of loss. I tell you this because I want you to know exactly what you're getting. You're getting the estranged son of an artist mother with an emotional terrain of a cliff. You're getting a singer, writer and producer who reckoned with generational barrier to artistic work, migrated continents to complete a musical education, to sing with shameless celebration without permission from class, race, sexuality, or visas. You're getting a composer who is writing music for the future, with a bold embrace of the past.

    MOTHER
    My album, Mother, is about mother. It's about my attachment to her, how she shaped perception of my feelings as elemental as joy and sorrow, my relationship to femininity, our separation, and finding answers to questions she left. It's about understanding motherhood through birthing my own music. Mothers are fundamental to shaping who we are, and the expanse and complexity of motherhood cannot simply be informed by reductive ideas like Mother's Day. I write and compose all my work. The juxtaposition of chamber and electronic composition is informed by the music of my childhood and my present, and a purpose to create music distinct from the current landscape of popular music.

    LIVE
    Each live performance is a unique orchestral, colourful and artful experience. My full ensemble consists of voice, a string quartet, synthesizers, electronic and acoustic percussion, harp and a boy's choir.

  • Dario Slavazza

    Dario Slavazza

    Music

    Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and educated on the sunny shores of Santa Barbara, I am a multi-instrumentalist who originally started on the saxophone some 20 years ago.  My musical interest are wide ranging and so are the projects I enjoy working on. 

    Above and beyond my own musical output, I work for the incomparableMagik*Magik Orchestra as an arranger and production director, and work or have worked with various other entities including; as studio manager for the future driven Zoo Labs music incubator and recording studio, production coordinator for Pop Up Magazine, sound engineer for KNBR 680/1050 AM, and others. 

  • Amenta Abioto

    Amenta Abioto

    Music

AISH with Dario Slavazza, Amenta Abioto

Wed Aug 15 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Dante's Portland OR
AISH with Dario Slavazza, Amenta Abioto
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Ages 21+

San Francisco based singer, writer and composer, Aish, transforms his tumultuous childhood, estrangement from family, his struggles with sexuality and his migration across continents into grand landscapes of cinematic pop music constructed with layered vocals, strings, harp, metallophones and electronics.

With the release of Promise Me and Migrant in 2017, Aish emerged with a distinctive art pop aesthetic, deftly combining intricate vocal arrangements, classical chamber and contemporary electronic music. Aish's debut full length album, Mother, came out on March 30th, 2018 with positive press and audience reception.