Produced by BAM
In association with Questlove and Richard Nichols
Following the critical acclaim of last year’s Shuffle Culture, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (The Roots) returns to BAM with an all-star mash-up that celebrates the pioneering works of electronic music. R&B singer-producer Tom Krell (How To Dress Well), avant-R&B outfit Sonnymoon, violinist Emily Wells, beatboxer Rahzel, guitarist Kirk Douglas (The Roots), DJ-composer Jeremy Ellis, and conductor Andrew Cyr & Metropolis Ensemble join Grammy Award winner Questlove to sample and deconstruct seminal recordings by everyone from Robert Moog and Raymond Scott to Stevie Wonder and George Clinton into a feverishly modern new playlist. Old-school blips and beeps, sine waves, and analog synth solos mix with live vocals and contemporary electronics in this ecstatic riff on the analog revolution that paved the way for our music today.
Jeremy Ellis—Live Drum Machine
How To Dress Well
Metropolis Ensemble conducted by Andrew Cyr
Arrangements by Anthony Tid and Patrick McMinn
Lighting design by Alban Sardzinski
Sound engineering by John Smeltz
Stage design by Alex Delaunay
Stage manager Cheng-Yu Wei
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dan Deacon will not be participating in Electronium. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will still join us.
If you would like, you may request a refund by calling BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 no later than 6pm on Oct 22, or bring your ticket to the box office before the performances. Tickets purchased with cash can only be refunded in person at the box office.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is the drummer and co-founder of the hip-hop group the Roots.