IDA Raadio has previously hosted Pender Street Steppers & Ben Vince at their Off Air events. Now it’s time to introduce the godfather of ambient music –– Laraaji.
Edward Larry Gordon aka Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter-meditation practitioner whose decades-long work conveys a spiritual message. Based in New York City, he started out as a street performer in the ’70s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a handmade, modified Autoharp.
When Brian Eno happened to see Laraaji play one night in Washington Square Park, he invited him to record an album for his acclaimed Ambient series, which led to the release of Ambient 3: Day of Radiance. Using strange modes of synthesis, with interlocking rhythms and Eno’s signature sound treatments, Ambient 3 became a pioneering album of the ’80s new age style. Apart from Eno, Laraaji has worked with artists such as Bill Nelson, Kate St. John, Bill Laswell, Jonathan Goldman and Mayumi Tachibana, with many of these collaborations released on a 2013 anthology, Celestial Music 1978-2011.
Through a recent revival in ambient music in contemporary Western electronic circles, Laraaji has emerged again, releasing In One Piece on Stones Throw in 2015, collaborating with Sun Araw in 2016 and releasing a new album, Bring On The Sun, on All Saints Records in fall 2017.
Limited amount of tickets here: https://www.ticketer.ee/ida-off-air-laraaji-usa/