Natural Information Society
STG Presents

Natural Information Society

September 14, 2023 | The Neptune Theatre

Event Notes

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Doors at 7:00 PM
Show at 8:00 PM

Reserved seating / General admission standing bar
All Ages, Bar with Valid ID

Prices start from $30.00 (not including fees)

Natural Information Society (NIS) is a band led by composer & multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams. The group’s music is grounded in Abrams’ hypnotic & interwoven writing. Performing with Lisa Alvarado’s free hanging paintings as mobile sets, NIS create environments at once meditative & propulsive. NIS navigates forms that emphasize simultaneous differences, rhythm & collective listening. The group has released seven records, including recent descension (Out of Our Constrictions) 2021 and 2023 Since Time is Gravity for eremite records.

NIS tours as a quartet with Abrams on guimbri, Alvarado on harmonium, Mikel Patrick Avery on drums & Jason Stein on bass clarinet, occasionally appearing in larger formations & with guests.Outside of NIS Abrams has played & recorded with a broad range of artists including Fred Anderson, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Nicole Mitchell & The Roots. He has composed scores to ten feature films including the Oscar nominated Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. Abrams was a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2018 Grants to Artists award.

Season Sponsors


The Neptune Theatre

1303 Northeast 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105-4502