by SOPHIA LAURENZI
In the scientific community, the theory of chaos as a lens for studying the world says that variability, static, and noise are not exceptions to the steady state—they are the state of the world. In our culture, noise is all that is not music. There is a separation between what is structured and beautiful and downloaded, and what is distracting and plain and blocked out.
But there is joy and beauty in this noise. At his May 17th performance at The Fillmore, Kishi Bashi, the pseudonym of Kaoru Ishibashi, reminded the audience that the boundary between noise and music is not so rigid after all. Though far from noisy, his original music captures something very everyday within its intricacies. In concert, that richness intently came to Lighght—the name of his newest album and current tour, released only four days before the Fillmore performance.