September 17th, 2023 8:30pm Stage 2
ALLEN LANZ is an Electroacoustic, synths and horns led team up of multi-instrumentalist Ben Lanz (The National, Beirut, LNZNDRF) and Saxophonist Kris Allen (Triangle Offense). Ben and Kris, who’ve known each other practically since birth (and started playing music together shortly after) got together in 2021 to start working on a series of sound experiments, blending and interacting their acoustic instruments with generative modular synthesis and these explorations organically blossomed into a collection of sonically immersive songs, improvisations and soundscapes. ALLEN LANZ brings inspiration from Ben and Kris’ respective musical worlds, Indie Rock and Jazz, but as well, takes inspiration from the melding of their love of Electronica and Progressive Jazz. ALLEN LANZ fills out their live band with drummer Robin Baytas.