• Mar 24 2017 | 9:00 pm

    Haptic, Jason Stein Solo

    Chicago trio of Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, and Adam Sonderberg - Plus Jason Stein Solo

Creating densely textured works that can range from stark
minimalism to violent, carefully directed chaos, Haptic combines
a rigorous attention to sonic detail with restless experimentalism.
Formed in Chicago in the spring of 2005 by Steven Hess (Locrian,
Pan American, Innode, Dropp Ensemble), Joseph Clayton Mills
(Jonathan Chen, Dropp Ensemble), and Adam Sonderberg
(Dropp Ensemble, Civil War), Haptic was initially conceived
as a vehicle for live collaboration. To that end, the group has
frequently incorporated a different, rotating fourth member,
deliberately chosen to send the music in unpredictable and
challenging directions. Such collaborators have ranged from
Tony Buck (The Necks) and Olivia Block to Mark Solotroff
Individual members of the group have recorded for a multitude
of labels including Kranky, Crouton, Editions Mego, Longbox
Recordings, Relapse Records, Utech, Cathnor, Tonschacht,
Absurd, Thrill Jockey, and BOXmedia among others.