Sound Series: Colin Stetson, with special guest, Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire)
Saturday, May 11, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
The Warhol is pleased to welcome Montreal-based saxonphonist, Colin Stetson for an evening of forward-thinking, genre-defying, multi-phonic, melodic and layered compositions. On a tour supporting his third solo full-length album on Constellation Records, Stetson visits the museum’s intimate theater, following extensive touring with an impressive array of musicians and bands such as Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed and The National. Sarah Neufeld, of Arcade Fire, opens the show.
“…feels like music I've been subconsciously craving without even knowing it exists… a gratifying reminder that horizons of musical expression are so much more vast than prevailing trends would indicate” – Pitchfork
“To get a sense of the saxophonist’s self-sufficiency, think of him as a nonsinging singer-songwriter. His command of circular breathing and multiphonics will prick up the ears of any experimental-improv buff, but Stetson’s real coup is the alchemical way he channels these raw materials into fully outfitted tunes—the kind that loop in your head involuntarily.”
Time Out New York
Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor,MI, and earned a degree in music from his hometown school, theUniversityofMichigan, in 1997. Six years inSan Franciscofollowed, then another four inBrooklyn,NY. Over this time, he developed his unique solo voice on saxophones and clarinets, culminating in the release of the record "New History Warfare, Vol.1", in 2008. Stetson now resides inMontreal,QC, and performs regularly on assorted saxohones, clarinets, cornet, french horn and flute.
Aside from his work as a soloist, Stetson has brought his talents to the stage and studio with dozens of artists, including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Fiest, Bon Iver, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Jolie Holland, Sinead O'Connor, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, and Anthony Braxton. He is also a regular member of the bands, Sway Machinery and Bell Orchestre.
*Free Parking in the Warhol Lot*