Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination with music, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets.
There are melodic bass producers, and then there is Nick Miller. In the few short years that Denver-based Miller has been producing under the name Illenium, his prolific outpouring of captivating remixes and haunting originals has garnered him a devoted following and seen him rise quickly in the ranks of the dance music community to become one of its most beloved new stars.
Two profound and profoundly diverse artists will share the stage for an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience where the past and future ignite new realms of musical possibility. Groundbreaking electronic composer Tipper and the world’s greatest kora player and his son, Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté, live at the regal Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall!
For mercurial L.A. music-maker Will Wiesenfeld, Baths has been a long time coming. The 21-year-old has spent the better part of his days living amidst "pleasant" and "unremarkable" in the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley, so perhaps it's due to a general lack of local inspiration that Wiesenfeld's own work has never fit into a prefab box of its own. Over the last six years, under the handle of [Post-Foetus], Wiesenfeld has gainfully explored the intersections and outer reaches of both electronic and acoustic music.