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Sat, Nov 11



TALsounds 'Shift' DC Record Release Show with John Karvonen & Niki Afsar

All ticket proceeds will be donated to Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF)

TALsounds 'Shift' DC Record Release Show with John Karvonen & Niki Afsar
TALsounds 'Shift' DC Record Release Show with John Karvonen & Niki Afsar

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2023, 7:30 PM EST

Rhizome, 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012, USA

About the event


Join us on November 3rd, 2023, at Rhizome for the TALsounds Shift record release show, featuring opening performances by Niki Afsar and John Karvonen. An evening of intimate electro-acoustic sessions to create a space where emotional resonance intertwines with reflection, introspection, and community.

All ticket proceeds will be donated to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF).

TALsounds (Natalie Chami) is a Canadian-born Lebanese American musician and educator. Known for her work in drone, ambient, and improvisational music, she has cultivated a distinguished solo career over the past 14 years, crafting a distinctive blend of personal and transporting music. Her compositions seamlessly integrate synth work, operatic vocals, and meticulous atmosphere crafting. Chami has released albums on various labels, toured internationally, and earned acclaim for her significant contributions to the avant-garde electronic scene. Her upcoming third album, Shift, is a departure from her signature warm analog synth sound, embracing a crisper, digital palette. Notably, Chami collaborated with fellow Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) women in the production, art, and photography for the album. Shift is slated for release on NNA Tapes on November 3, 2023.

niki afsar is a nonbinary/femme, iranian-american writer and interdisclipinary artist. since 2015 they have lived and worked in new york city, tehran, the washington dc area, and western massachusetts. their work explores ideas of fluidity and longing within language, hybrid/myriad identities, and mental health. they experiment with a number of mediums including devised movement and performance; poetry and text; live singing and sound making; and mirror work.

John Karvonen is a Palestinian-American electronic artist based in DC. He started exploring synthesis and music production in 2020. In 2022 he began studying the piano and music theory with Natalie Chami (TALsounds) as his teacher. This is John’s first performance and he feels immense gratitude in being able to share his musical explorations with others.

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