Hans Bilger

Date(s) - Thu. Oct. 17, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Hans is a monster—a kind, soft-spoken, curious, virtuosic, poet-monster. He paints radical acoustic landscapes that somehow manage to feel like home…only monsters can do that. I look forward to every new release. —Mike Errico

Hans Bilger is a bassist, singer, songwriter and composer from Brooklyn, NY. After an early diet of country and bluegrass music provided by his family band, the Charismatic Megafauna, he pursued formal training in improvised and classical music. Bilger moved to Austin, TX in 2016, where he quickly became a sought-after sideman and session bassist. Recent projects include tours and recordings with Eli Greenhoe, R.O. Shapiro, Jenner Fox, and scores/sound design for new works by the Brooklyn-based dance company Cora Dance.

Bilger is also fascinated by the natural world. While studying evolutionary biology at Yale University, he co-authored a study on musical structure in birdsong and wrote Aviary, a piece that uses songbird songs as raw material for a series of improvisatory and through-composed movements. He is currently living in Berlin, doing research at the Naturkunde Museum towards a PhD on the evolution of vocal communication in birds, bats, and frogs.

Bilger will be at Arts at the Armory Café in support of his debut solo album Meridian, which was released by Good Child Music on September 6. He will be joined by Eli Greenhoe on guitars and Griffin Brown on percussion.

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