Yawn is an experimental and improvisational avant-garde trio from Springfield, Missouri. The group takes a minimalist approach to filling the silence, even as the band employs an armory of more than 40 different instruments -- some of which are handmade, and some of which arent traditional instruments at all. On the groups 2006 release, The Halcyon and the Mendicant
, Yawn offers an intimately acoustic sound balanced by a mélange of background noises for a mix that is sweetly demure. The trio performs at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard) during the eponymous Yawn Happy Hour
, an evening of music, drinks and the exquisite ambience of the museums current exhibition, which features works by artists John Armleder and Olivier Mosset (pictured). Call the Contemporary at 314-535-4660 or visit www.contemporarystl.org
for more information. Admission is free, and the evening begins at 6 p.m.
Thu., June 5, 2008