Chris Thomson

Cedar Thoms is Minneapolis-based musician Christopher Thomson, known as CT by friends and colleagues.  CT is a composer, saxophonist and clarinetist who is passionate about creating warm, vibrant music. Part of his artistic identity is as a solo artist, composing electronic music from the perspective of a performer trained in the classical and jazz traditions. He integrates acoustic instrumentation with computer-generated sounds, layering sequences of software instruments and effects with live woodwinds.

In addition to composing via laptop and woodwinds, Thomson has been creating authentic live music for several decades with a variety of other innovators. In recent years he has performed and recorded with the Grammy Award-winning artist Bon Iver, touring nationally and internationally, along with appearances on critically acclaimed recordings by S. Carey.

Cedar Thoms finds unlikely inspiration from his experience as a father to a child with ongoing intensive medical needs. Sparked by a series of harrowing life or death moments, Celestial Being was born. 

Past Shows


Jan
8
th
2022
7th St Entry
Jan
8
th
2022
7th St Entry

Dosh

featuring Charlie Lincoln, JT Bates, Kevin Gastonguay, and Chris Thomson
with The Nunnery

More Shows

Nov
10
th
First Avenue

The Dip

with Jordan Mackampa
Jul
18
th
First Avenue

49 Winchester

with Zandi Holup
Jul
9
th
7th St Entry

The Body and Dis Fig

with Cel Genesis
Sep
16
th
First Avenue

Paul Weller