Bassist and composer Josh Abrams’ early formative musical experiences include performing in a chamber group conducted by Earle Brown and busking on the streets of Philadelphia as an original member of The Roots. Since the mid-1990s, Abrams has been a key figure in Chicago’s creative music communities and an international touring musician with artists in various genres. In 2010, Abrams formed the project Natural Information Society, a group that creates long-form psychedelic environments that join the hypnotic qualities of the guimbri, a Gnawan lute, to a wide range of contemporary music and methodologies including jazz, minimalism, and experimental rock. He has scored numerous feature films, including The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and appeared on over one hundred recordings; just this year he was the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award.
Artist Website: https://joshuaabramsmusic.com/