Cordis has been fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create its signature sound since 2007. This sparkling distortion of progressive chamber music is defined by the talents of electric cimbalomist Richard Grimes, multi-percussionist Andrew Beall, electro-acoustic cellist Jeremy Harman and pianist/keyboardist Dan Padgett. The group crafts its sound by weaving the unlikely timbre of electric mbiras, modified typewriters, pitched wind tubes, 19th-century talking machines and the world's longest-playing cylinder-driven music box into the mix. The Boston-based group borders on a gritty rock/punk aesthetic, but because the members are classically trained and steeped in chamber music, the resulting sound is not postured on loud and fast, but rather more developed and cerebral. The performance will be on September 20th at 4pm in Wheelwright Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University. Tickets are $20.