LOST IN THE TREES at the Pike Room

doors at 9PM
tickets: $8 (or free with CocoRosie stub) (buy tickets)


LOST IN THE TREES is a folk orchestra from Chapel Hill NC, led by composer/songwriter Ari Picker. Picker began writing songs in his bedroom at age 15 and quickly went on to front several indie pop bands during his teenage years. All along, Ari was working on solo recordings under the name Lost in the Trees. Many of these recordings were done almost secretly and the output was an eerie mix of lonely bedroom folk songs, lo-fi sound collages, and film score compositions.

In 2006, Ari left his longtime band and home to study Film Music at Berklee School of Music in Boston and focus on Lost in the Trees recordings. After a couple years at Berklee, Picker began to more fully realize what he was capable of in his compositions. This period yielded the critically -lauded Time Taunts Me EP, a staggering collection of lush orchestral compositions coupled with folk passages and rhythmic intensity.

Upon releasing the EP, Ari headed back to North Carolina and began assembling members of the Trekky Records Collective, other members of the Chapel Hill music scene, and professional orchestra players to bring his ornate compositions to life. The live band filled out the songs with violin, viola, cello, tuba, french horn, euphonium, trombone, trumpet, accordion, singing saw, mandolin, glockenspiel, bass, drums, and guitar.

FREE admission with CocoRosie stub from the Crofoot Ballroom.


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