Thor & Friends
The eccentric Thor Harris is an icon of the American experimental music scene. He made a name for himself as the percussionist of the band Swans at many venues and festivals. With an ever-changing group of musicians from his home town of Austin he has formed Thor & Friends. This band plays its own version of American minimalism in the best tradition of Steve Reich and Terry Riley.
Both in the studio and live on stage Thor has collaborated with Bill Callahan, Devendra Banhart and Shearwater. 2017 is the first year in which Thor is taking his Thor & Friends project on the road, though. Not a single show will be the same: the result always depends on musicians that are available and on self-built instruments. This show promises to be a surprise in more than one way.