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Elska with special guests Paris 1919

May 29 @ 8:00 pm


Elska is the narrator of cinematic lullabies and creation of Brooklyn-based composer Laura Boland. She represents love, optimism, imagination, conflict & awareness.

Laura’s been collaborating for years in Minneapolis and New York; writing and performing vocal melodies for original projects; most notably the gypsy-noir quintet Bella Koshka and the ambient duo Stehla where she began creating post-apocalyptic soundscapes to accompany their haunting acoustics. Her diverse training inspired these solo works which merge classical elements with sculptural designs.

Elska emerged from this landscape as an otherworldly character representing balance in an uncertain climate. The juxtaposition of light and dark elements depicts our wavering emotions. It’s a fusion of abrasive timbres and nostalgic comfort. Her first collection is a 26- minute love story between the restless dreamer (the moon) and the grounded soldier (the earth).

Paris 1919 is everything, Paris1919 is nothing, Paris1919 is all the twinkly bits in between. Started by producer/experimentalist/culture ReMixer: Chris Strouth, the group is always him, but it is also Michael Croswell (Lap Steel, Misc), Randall Davidson‘s (Cello), Drew Miller’s (Bass), Timothy Sean Ritter (Electronics), Mykl Westbrooks (Guitar) and the incomparable David J. Russ (engineering). Together they crate large-scale works, soundtracks for man made environments, immersive and scaling, small prayers, and symphonies for environments


May 29
8:00 pm
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Aster Café
125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN United States
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