COLIN STETSON

Teatro das Figuras / Fri 28 October, 21h30
CO-PRODUCTION TEATRO DAS FIGURAS
© Brantley Gutierrez

© Brantley Gutierrez

American saxophone player and composer Colin Stetson occupies a unique place on the modern music scene.

Born and raised in Ann Arbor (and settled in Montreal since 2007), 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, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.

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.
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, etc. (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).

Saxophones: Colin Stetson
Sound Engineer: Jonas Verwijnen