Thollem will be recording an album of songs in direct response to the present socio-political climate. He will be bringing in a cast of NY musicians with a core of Yuka C Honda, Ravish Momin, Michael Wimberly and Laura Ortman. Thollem’s also invited ACVilla to create music videos. She’ll be mixing multiple projections of affected archival footage with fresh scenes of the U.S. onto the architecture in and surrounding Pioneer Works.
Thollem is a pianist, keyboardist, composer, improviser, singer-songwriter, activist, author and teacher. He’s spent his life skirting and erasing the edges of boundaries musically, culturally, geographically. His work is ever changing, evolving and responding to the times and his experiences, both as a soloist and in collaboration with hundreds of artists across idioms and disciplines. Thollem’s widely known as an acoustic piano player and serial collaborator, he’s also the lead vocalist for the Italian agit-punk band Tsigoti and has recently branched out significantly into the world of electronics through a multitude of projects.