The introspective musician creates dreamy beats for a changing world.
With an eclectic style that draws from jazz and world music, English electronic artist Simon Green, better known by his stage name Bonobo, is currently on tour to promote his 2017 album Migration, dead set on hypnotizing his many fans with his most emotional work to date.
Debuting in 2000 with Animal Magic, Bonobo has come a long way from the mantraesque trip-hop beats that instantly gave his first album a cultlike following. His deep symphonic expressions and textural grooves are also present in the more upbeat Dial ‘M’ For Monkey (2003) and the well-regarded masterpiece Black Sands (2010). Now back with Migration, the producer and DJ, who performs with a live band and original vocals by Szjerdene Mulcare, allows his extensive musical work to explore the terrifying uncertainty and contradictions of today’s world, always trying to convince the listener that in spite of it all, art, introspection, questions and stories are more important than ever.
May 24, 19:00, Arena. 3., Baumgasse 80. arena.wien