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Considered one of Asia’s top postrock acts since their 2001 “Under the Pipal Tree” debut and now a decade into their career, Tokyo’s Mono are listed alongside the global leaders in their genre. Taking full advantage of their continually growing stature, the instrumental quartet invited a 28-member chamber orchestra to join them in Chicago to record their fifth full-length, March’s “Hymn to the Immortal Wind,” adding even more beauty to their already epic songs.

Inspired by the studio sessions and wanting to do something special to mark their 10th anniversary, after touring in Japan and Europe to promote “Hymn to the Immortal Wind” Mono made their way to New York in May to play two sold-out shows with the 23-piece Wordless Music Orchestra. The first time the group had ever performed live with additional instrumentation, only one concert was scheduled originally with the second date being added due to overwhelming demand.

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