This summer, Ben Chasny’s Six Organs Of Admittance will be in the UK spreading the workings of the Hexadic, the system that underpins his most recent album for Drag City bearing the same name.

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Most of the dates are performances from the full live band, except for a special workshop as part of Supersonic Festival 2015 in Birmingham, where Chasny will be explaining and demonstating the Hexadic process to patrons of the adventurous arts event. Further details of Six Organs’ two day residency at Cafe Oto will also soon be revealed.

Inspired by explorations in the thought of Ramon Llull, Gaston Bachelard, Heinrich Agrippa and many other theorists in the various schools of combinatorial and image theory, Ben Chasny‘s goal was to make a system of his own, addressing the most important form of decision making in his life – the decisions made with his guitar. Aligning the cards with the notes in the guitar’s neck by using the card suits and numbers, The Hexadic System unlocks new potentials in guitar composition, while referencing historical, philosophical and even occult precedents for the Hexadic processes. Not just hard theory, the Hexadic system can be enjoyed as a game, while the text is illustrated with 75 ornately designed charts and diagrams to accompany the process.

10 June – Antwerp, Trix
13 June – Birmingham, Supersonic Festival (performance 9:30pm & workshop 3pm)
14 June – Manchester, Gullivers
15 June – Bristol, Exchange
16 June – Leeds, Brudenell
17 June – Glasgow, Broadcast
18 June – Newcastle, Cluny
20 June – London, Cafe Oto – two day residency
21 June – London, Cafe Oto – two day residency
22 June – Amsterdam, Paradiso

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Ben Chasny as Six Organs Of Admittance released The Hexadic System LP in February, entirely based on the system outlined above.
From it, check out the track ‘Wax Chance’, which frames the intuition-defying process in action at the hands of its creator, and rocks hard to a chance beat.

You can pick up a copy at the Drag City webstore, where all the Hexadic System components can also be purchased.