COMMUNITY VOICES | Craig Taborn brings his brand of frenzied heroism to the Walker Art Center

Craig Taborn, the protean pianist, composer, and conceptualist, will return home to his native Minnesota Friday night for a celebration of his music at the Walker Art Center’s McGuire Theater. The performance, cryptically entitled “Heroic Frenzies,” will begin at 8. He will play in three different formats: with his electronica outfit Junk Magic, with his acoustic trio, and solo.Taborn’s performance will come just days after the release of his new trio album,Chants. In a review for The New York Times, Nate Chinen praised the “extraordinary” album for its “alert indeterminacy.” Taborn is no stranger to such critical acclaim; he has been making waves among critics and fans alike since he first arrived in New York City in 1995.Part of Taborn’s appeal is his extensive sonic palette. Too often, working with such a broad range of styles entails a process of imitative appropriation. Continue Reading