The Ill Wind Ensemble, a Brattleboro, Vt.-based
group whose sound has been described as “acoustic post-industrial
trance music,” will perform Friday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. in the Nott
The concert is one in the four-part “Bridges”
series sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts. Open to the public,
there is a suggested $5 donation.
The group uses conventional, homemade and
“found” instruments to create an unusual variety of sonic
textures, from sparsely ambient to richly dense. The ensemble performs on
instruments from western and world music traditions, as well as home-made
and “found” instruments.
Members are John Levin, shawms, reedpipes, end-blown
flutes; Charlie Schneeweis, trumpets, found objects, toy instruments;
Kevin Moreau, clarinet, shawms, bagpipe; and Eric Boyer, drums,