Chet Doxas launches Rich in Symbols, a new album inspired by NYC visual artists of the 1980s.
The music that Doxas has composed for this recording and live show was written by ear while standing in front of his favorite paintings in various museums throughout New York City. During the live performance, the paintings are projected in HD behind the ensemble as the band performs the corresponding “soundtrack.”
For his latest recording, Chet Doxas has gathered together several of the most acclaimed musicians in modern music today: Matthew Stevens (guitar), Zack Lober (bass), Eric Doob (drums) and special guests, John Escreet on piano, multi-award winning trumpeter, Dave Douglas and guitarist, Dave Nugent to lend their definitive sound to several of the album's songs. Produced by Liam O'Neil (Kings of Leon, Metric, Broken Social Scene), Rich in Symbols keeps its feet planted firmly in the worlds of rock, jazz, improvised music and cinematic soundscapes.
Rich in Symbols is an album that presents an artist with an original vision and a fully formed voice. It is a statement that credits the listener by putting them in the here and now of instrumental music by asking them the question: “What do paintings sound like?”