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Chimney Choir Brings ‘Dream’ Music To CPR’s OpenAir

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<p>Chimney Choir</p>

The members of Chimney Choir have defied genres and labels with their music since they got together in 2011. The Denver band blends folk, electronica, rock and even ballet music on last year's "Boomtown."

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Chimney Choir will release the album "(dream)" with an interactive live show at the Mercury Cafe on Saturday. The band stopped into the CPR Performance Studio beforehand to preview some music from the new LP. They talked with Alisha Sweeney about composing "sound collages," collaborating with the Denver dance troupe Wonderbound and what they have in store for their concert this weekend.

Stream the session and watch Chimney Choir perform "Magnifying Glass" above. Read interview highlights and watch more video below.

Get the new Chimney Choir track "Center Of Gravity" as our Download of the Week.

Multi-instrumentalist and singer David Rynhart on how writing a ballet influenced "(dream)":

"Putting together fragments of things, accompanying dance, coming up with incidental music, composing music that flows from one thing to the other, maybe having reoccurring themes and things like that was a huge influence on us."

Rynhart on Chimney Choir's album release show:

"Basically we are going to create a dream sequence. We're going to begin deep underwater and then go up into the stars. There will be lots of puppets. We have dancers. We have characters that come up throughout the show and lots of costumes."

Songs performed:

  • "Magnifying Glass"
  • "Center Of Gravity"
  • "I Dream"
  • "Turning Centuries"

"I Dream"

"Turning Centuries"