Tashi Dorji with Diva Cup and DesChenes, Baldwin and McLaughlin
Tashi Dorji grew up in Bhutan, on the eastern side of the Himalayas. Access to any music created outside the country is limited, as are most cultural options, given the geologically isolation of the country. Yearning for access to the world outside, Dorji pursued and obtained scholarship to a liberal arts school in Asheville, NC, in his early twenties. He’s since settled in there, after a stint living in Maine, and has soaked up a vast array of music, most notably the works of Derek Bailey and John Zorn. Dorji has developed a playing style unbound by tradition, lavish in intuitive artistry. His recordings feature improvisations that spasmodically grow along awe-inspiring paths. All references break loose during a composition, as Dorji keys into his own inner world. After a plethora of releases on various labels, Dorji has presented his first vinyl release on Hermit Hut, the label created by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) and inspired by the desire to spread word of Dorji’s talents.
Dorji will be joined by the electrifying avant-songcraft of Diva Cup and the free-improv-focused trio of Brett DesChenes, Nat Baldwin, and Peter McLaughlin.