Entropy Ensemble is a unique instrumental group comprised of piano, violin, cello, bass and drums that presents performances that blur the lines between musical styles and genres.
Whether it be an original piece or an loose instrumental arrangement of popular music, Entropy Ensemble's main goal is to perform "good music". From classical to jazz, to rock and popular music, each member of the group comes from a diverse musical training and background, bringing something different to the table. The group is also involved in a number of on going collaborations with artists from different mediums including: dance, film, animation, visual art,and more...
Andrew Walker -piano
Javier Orman -violin
Lonnie Root -cello
Ben Wells -bass
Stuart White -drums & percussion
EE's Radiohead Project explores the music of the cutting edge British rock band in instrumental format.
Entropy Ensemble evolved out of the success of a few experimental concerts put on by Andrew Walker while studying music at the College of Charleston. In 2007 Walker produced "Musical Reworkings of Radiohead," 07' and "Fitter Happier"08'. Both productions featured instrumental performances of the music of Radiohead for various instrumental ensembles.
Walker formed Entropy Ensemble in July 09' and created the "Radiohead Project" with 4 fellow College of Charleston music alum including: Lonnie Root (cello), Stuart White (drums and percussion), Bell Wells (Bass) and Jaiver Orman (Violin).
In Fall of 09' the group recorded their first EP titled "Between the Lines" which features 3 instrumental performances of Radiohead. In Spring of 2010 EE toured the East Coast with artists Skylar Grey and Duncan Sheik.
In November of 2010, Ensemble Ensemble presented a multi-media performance featuring a collaboration between, Entropy Ensemble, Annex Dance Company and world renowned pianist,Christopher O'Riley at the Sottile Theater in Charleston SC.
Most recently, Entropy Ensemble headlined at "JAIL BREAK" and "JAIL BREAK 2", an all encompassing arts festival held at the Old City Jail in downtown Charleston, in May and November of 2011. The group plans to continue touring and recording new music throughout 2012.
Entropy Ensemble is excited to be performing at the Charleston Music Hall during DIG SOUTH, the Southeast's first and only interactive festival exploring the digital economy.
Even better, we are opening for LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS! Come check it out!
Singer-songwriter Steven Fiore will bring the familiar territory of the cozy house shows he's known for to the larger stage of Charleston Music Hall, Saturday, October 13. Fiore will be accompanied by Entropy Ensemble, known in Charleston in part for their seasonal Jail Break series and their haunting instrumental arrangements of original songs and popular music, such as their Radiohead Project. Fiore and Andrew Walker, director of Entropy Ensemble, have been brainstorming a collaboration for some time and are working to make the event more of an interactive, intimate experience than an ordinary local show.
"Entropy is all about collaboration, and we've never had a chance to work like this with a songwriter. We're really excited about taking the instrumentation of Steven's songs and getting to bring our own musical views to them," says Walker.
Prayers and Tears, of Chapel Hill, N.C. will be opening the show. The band's 2005 album The Mother of Love Emulates the Shape of Cynthia is still referenced by many in the Carolina music scene. Wright and his band have not performed publicly in several years, and this will be their first time playing the Charleston area.
Doors for the October 13 show open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door or $12 for students, and can be purchased directly from the ticket office at Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street.
On July 15th Entropy Ensemble Duo is playing on stage at The Hippodrome to open for national talent, Sarah Jarosz, a singer/songwriter and masterful instrumentalist. Offering a bite-sized treat, the condensed Duo consisting of Andrew Walker (piano) and Lonnie Root (cello) will deliver all of the joy and satisfaction of the full Ensemble with two-fifths the calories. Sharing the stage with a musician after their own hearts, Jarosz's hypnotic rendition of Radiohead's "The Tourist" off of the OK Computer album will have Walker, Root, and Entropy fans feeling right at home in the music. Only the dry room of the theatre and the bated anticipation of Entropy fans can capture the power of these two captivating and passionate musicians in this spellbinding partnership. Entropy Ensemble Duo promises to set the tone for a deeply stirring night of music, and one that is not to be missed!
In the spirit of iconic cinema such as Koyaanisqatsi, Baraka, Bodysong, and many others, Charleston, a love letter is a film without spoken word. More like a visual poem with music related to the image, Charleston, a love letter will capture the urban landscape and the unique pulse of humanity that is Charleston, South Carolina. For months, the film's Director - Justin Nathanson, has chronicled a city of infinite and expressive character that is linked together in so many incomparable ways – in stunning, High Definition. What makes Charleston, a love letter so unique is the audio component of Nathanson's project relies entirely on his collaboration with Andrew Walker, founder of Entropy Arts, who has composed an original musical score for the film's screenings. This musical score will be performed live on the Hippodrome stage, in front of the enormous movie screen and during the film by a selected group of talented local musicians of various styles including Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop, and more. The live music score allows for the audience to experience a truly spontaneous and experimental moment during the film's screening. The musicians have been encouraged to keep an open mind, and to improvise at times throughout their performance, contributing a new experience as it comes from the individual in a moment and in response to Nathanson's offering of love and beauty. Charleston : a love letter opens with the sunrise and ends just before it, so that we experience the event in one 24-hour period.
Fitter Happier, the 2008 instrumental performance of Radio Head music that gave birth to Entropy Ensemble, is being reincarnated on March 23rd as a farewell concert to the project. The show will celebrate the success born out of Fitter Happier, as well as commemorate the band's Radio Head project for its deeply felt impact and inspiration on its members and fans alike. The farewell will be expressed with behind-the-scenes footage of Entropy Ensemble on tour and in the studio, along with a performance of the project's musical catalogue and never-before-heard arrangements in one intimate and immense moment of completion. Revisiting the music and spirit behind 2008's Fitter Happier, the concert will bring the band's most acclaimed project to its close, and finally celebrate the launch of the newest endeavors and powerful creations of Entropy Ensemble.
Fitter Happier takes place on Friday, March 23rd at The Hippodrome. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door or $10 with a student id. Doors open at 8 pm. The show starts at 9 pm. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The Hippodrome is located at 360 Concord Street, 29401 in Charleston, SC.
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