WORLD PREMIERE OF Thollem's Technicolor Grey Zone and Hot Pursuit of Happiness — one night only!
TGZ is a multimedia experience pairing Thollem's live musical scoring to films. With a synthesizer and a microphone, HPoH forges elements of Punk Rock, Blue and Psychedelia, among many other influences.
Thollem's Technicolor Grey Zone
— This year he's focusing on the films of Martha Colburn (U.S./Holland), Tuia Cherici (Italy/France) and ACVilla (U.S.). Thollem has worked with each of these three filmmakers on various projects throughout North America and Europe including Maxxi Museum in Rome, Philadelphia Museum of Art, New Museum, SF MOMA, San Diego Institute of Art, Crystal Bridges, Toledo Museum of Art, Pioneer Works, Northwest Film Forum, Sundance, Rotterdam Film Festival and more. This is an unforgettable show, bringing together the work of these 3 unique filmmakers with Thollem's Prophet and a microphone: jumping from an electric diving board into reality and imagination, landing squarely in the midst of the time of our lives at the center of a world on the edge.
«The kind of fiercely independent artists the world needs more of” (LiveEyeTV)
Thollem’s Hot Pursuit Of Happiness
— With a synthesizer and a microphone, Thollem includes both new songs and solo arrangements of Tsigoti songs, with „fluid keys pulverization“ (Brad Cohan, Spin Magazine), Thollem’s work is ”political debauchery and a forward vocal delivery … that comes a-swingin’ right out of the gate» (Chocolate Grinder, Tiny Mix Tapes)
«Thollem might be a musician, or he might be some kind of wizard scientist. The experience might melt your mind.”
— The Denver Westword
Over the last decade, Thollem's toured non-stop internationally, recording with over a hundred different musicians from a wide variety of genres resulting in more than 60 albums on 22 different vanguard labels. As a vocalist, Thollem's been releasing albums the last 10 years with his Italian agit-punk band Tsigoti (5th album soon), Hand To Man Band (Mike Watt, John Dieterich, Tim Barnes) and Andy Kaufman plus his initial solo album 'Machine in The Ghost'. He's planning on releasing the first HPOH album later this year. �
Thollem has performed and recorded with members of Deerhoof, The Minutemen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Half Japanese, Wilco, Unwound, Old Time Relijun, Cibo Matto, Jealousy Party, Stars Like Fleas, Tenderizor and more.
»Unreal linear explosions and extreme imagination"
— Greg Burk, LA Weekly