Thursday, March 27th
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
8 PM Doors*
$12 advance tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/500253-colin-stetson-louisville/
“Stetson demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, unexpected energies. It’s like being inside an enormous brass tunnel full of windy byways and slamming valves, at once exhilarating and frightening.” – Pitchfork
COLIN STETSON was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent a decade in San Francisco and Brooklyn honing his formidable talents as a horn player, working extensively live and in studio with a wide range of acts including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Jolie Holland, Sinead O’Connor, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, and Anthony Braxton. Meanwhile he has developed an utterly unique voice as a soloist, principally on saxophones and clarinets, his intense technical prowess matched by his exhilarating and emotionally gripping skills as a songwriter. He settled in Montreal in 2007. In 2008 Aagoo records released Colin’s debut, the first in his New History Warfare album cycle. New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges arrived via Constellation in Spring 2011, kicking off a hectic year of solo engagements and year-round touring as part of the Bon Iver band. The album met with universal acclaim from critics across a spectrum of jazz and indie rock/pop cultural spheres: “pure revelation” according to All About Jazz, the album was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, and landed on year-end lists at Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, SPIN and the Village Voice. His frequent appearances on stages at SXSW, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and countless stops on the international jazz festival circuit cemented his reputation as a versatile and virtuosic player while bringing his solo work to a broad international audience. Colin’s astounding physical engagement with his instruments (chiefly bass and alto saxophones) produces emotionally rich and polyphonic compositions that transcend expectations of what solo horn playing can sound like. Stetson is equally at home in the avant jazz tradition of players who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument through circular breathing, embouchure (i.e. Evan Parker, Mats Gustafsson) and at the nexus of noise/drone/minimalist music that encompasses genres like dark metal, post-rock and contemporary electronics (i.e. Tim Hecker, Ben Frost – both of whom have mixed or remixed Stetson recordings). April 2013 saw the release of New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light via Constellation, completing the conceptual and narrative arc of the series and constituting a definitive realization of his unparalleled musicianship and stunning skill as a composer. It has been received with exemplary recognition and was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.
JUSTIN WALTER was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. His most recent explorations are centered around the Electronic Valve Instrument, a rare wind-controlled analog synthesizer. After spending a few years exploring the instrument at home and on the road, he saw two releases for the Life Like label. First was the WALTER double cassette (2012) and then the Dark Matter 12”(2013). His most recent release with this project is Lullabies & Nightmares, out on Kranky May 27, 2013. In addition to developing and releasing his own material, Walter has worked with many bands and artists over the last decade, including Nomo, Iron & Wine, Wild Belle, Sinkane, His Name is Alive, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Skeletons, Megan Byrne, AUNTS, Scott Gwinnell, and Randy Napoleon.
Listen to “Dream Weaving” by JUSTIN WALTER here: http://music.justinwalter.net/track/dream-weaving.
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/664890593575932/.
*A QUICK NOTE ABOUT THE DOOR TIME FOR THIS SHOW: On the same night, just down Market Street at the Green Building (732 E. Market Street), the lovely and talented SUSANNA and RACHEL GRIMES will be performing! We found out about each others’ events and are very pleased to announce that we are staggering the set times so that both audiences will able to enjoy the bulk of both shows! The door time for the Susanna and Rachel Grimes show will be at 7 PM, with music to follow, while the door time for the Colin Stetson and Justin Walter show will be at 8 PM, with music to follow.
Space for both performances is extremely limited so we encourage patrons of both shows to buy tickets in advance. $15 advance tickets for the SUSANNA and RACHEL GRIMES performance go on sale exclusively at Guestroom Records, 1806 Frankfort Avenue, on Saturday, February 15th. $12 advance tickets available for COLIN STETSON and JUSTIN WALTER at DREAMLAND here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/500253-colin-stetson-louisville/