Win Tickets ($48): Cornelius Performs Point @ Revolution Hall | Grammy Nominated Multi-instrumentalist, Co-Founder of Flipper’s Guitar

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cornelius Performs Point @  Revolution Hall on September 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 27.


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Cornelius Performs Point
September 29, 2019
Doors 7p, Show 8 p.m. | $20 ADV, $24 Doors | All Ages
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Cornelius is the brainchild of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada. Performing musician since his teens, Oyamada created his creative alter-ego (the name is an homage to the Planet of the Apes), in the early 1990’s from the ashes of his previous project, Flipper’s Guitar.

With the 1997 release of Fantasma, Cornelius gained international recognition for his cut and paste style reminiscent of American counterparts Beck and The Beastie Boys and was released internationally by Matador Records. Being called a “modern day Brian Wilson” for his orchestral-style arrangements and production techniques, Cornelius subsequently became one of the most sought after producer/remixers in the world, working with artists ranging from Blur, Beck Bloc Party, and MGMT, to James Brown.

With 2002’s Point, Cornelius’ music took a quantum shift, going from sampling “found sounds” to looping organic elements, creating lush soundscapes. Using water drops as the rhythmic backbone of “Drop” to his vocoder-infused cover of “Brazil,” the album dazed and amazed fans and set the path for the next phase of his career.

2007 brought this philosophy to an even higher level with the release of Sensuous. Cornelius live shows are known the world around for its spectacular visuals (all perfectly synchronized to the performance), custom lighting that doesn’t simply augment the performance, but becomes another instrument within it, and a full band of equally talented and diverse players.

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19 Responses to Win Tickets ($48): Cornelius Performs Point @ Revolution Hall | Grammy Nominated Multi-instrumentalist, Co-Founder of Flipper’s Guitar

  1. Patrick September 10, 2019 at 10:41 am #

    Cornelius puts on an absolutely thrilling live show. It’s tempting to say something to the effect of “especially for an electronic producer,” but the fact is that his work on record is largely built on a foundation of live instrumentation already.

    I adore performances that are explicitly conceived around an album (as opposed to simply being a succession of songs), and I’d love to see him revisit this older material and see how he spruces it up.

    In review, pick me.

  2. Sascha September 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

    I love Cornelius and I bet he does a fantastic live show!

  3. RENEE FERGUSON September 10, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

    Woah. I suddenly realized I have been a Cornelius fan for almost twenty years. When his earlier albums were inaccessible to most people in the states, I scoured the used bookstores of Tokyo to find them for the friends who first introduced me to his music.

    When I moved back to the States, my luggage was overweight. Very Overweight. Thow away your stuff overweight.

    There is nothing quite like sitting in front of your opened luggage at Narita Airport and deciding what is replaceable and what is not.
    Jeans are heavy. Okay, gone. They didn’t fit well, anyways.
    Winter coat from The Gap? Gone.
    Books? Choke back some tears,sigh, then gone.
    Nearly impossible to find Cornelius albums that I tracked down for my best friends? No, those stay with me.

    I can’t say I miss the jeans or the coat, but I will always treasure the each and every reaction to those impeccably gift-wrapped albums.

  4. Shane Hunt September 10, 2019 at 3:26 pm #

    I need inspiration, this could be my prescription

  5. Dave G. September 10, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

    Cornelius = Musical genius! Plus his band is killer…especially the drummer. She kicks ass!

  6. Amber Patterson September 10, 2019 at 7:27 pm #

    Everyone deserves a beautiful visual and visceral musical experience. Cornelius brings it. Thanks for offering this chance to everyone.

  7. Elona Casady September 10, 2019 at 8:18 pm #

    Amazing. Strange. Incredible. Let’s do this!

  8. Mar C September 12, 2019 at 7:33 pm #

    Absolutely great to see live! It would be so good to see them in Portland!

  9. Zach September 13, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    Wow! I’ve been a fan since Fantasma back in the 90’s. Never seen him live. Would love to go.

  10. Charles Allison September 15, 2019 at 8:43 am #

    I bought Point when it first came out and it didn’t leave my car CD player for six months. It is a masterpiece of detail and contrast with an amazing use of the stereo field. Seeing it performed in its entirety would be a dream!

  11. CeeFo September 17, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

    Cornelius?!?! I’d love to see this show!!!

  12. Bogdan September 18, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

    So much creativity. This would be a fun show to attend.

  13. Carma Bekebrede-Zarosinski September 24, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

    Sublimely genius performances….Always

  14. JS September 24, 2019 at 3:39 pm #

    oh man i remember hearing this album for the first time and it totally changing my mind on how music can be made and arranged! so good! listening to the remastered version right now.

  15. Gena Wallace September 25, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

    I’ve been watching a dancer perform to his “drop” piece that is mesmerizing. So well done. What a experience to see him here in PDX. Pure GENIUS. Everything around us is transformed to music.
    Can’t wait.

  16. wallace September 26, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

    I already bought at tickets but I would love to hip some friends who wont cough up the beans #pickmePlease

  17. viola rose September 26, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

    what a groovy date night!

  18. Daniel Flynn September 26, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

    just what the groove doctor ordered

  19. Cayla September 26, 2019 at 5:43 pm #

    I would love to go! Recommended by a friend who saw him last year

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