close

COLIN STETSON solo

August 2019

Colin Stetson has driven all the smoothness out of the saxophone. He creates technically perfect, intricate circular soundscapes, which he then destroys with excursions in the direction of Noise. He never ceases to extend the technical possibilities of his instrument, sometimes to the point of complete alienation. He uses the keys as percussive accompaniment and uses body microphones. He may make his instrument sound like a circular saw or the songs of whales, but his music always has a hypnotisingly melancholic atmosphere, even in the most brightly glistening tones.

There's currently a lot of hype about Colin Stetson's soundtrack for the horror movie "Hereditary". The hype is well deserved. No doubt about it, he's a film composer – and one who manages to capture the darkness and speed of the Zeitgeist in a way that it can be endured emotionally. And much more too: He makes you want to listen to his music over and over again. That's a quality boasted by very few pieces of contemporary music. Stetson is frequently defined by his collaborations with other musicians such as Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, TV On The Radio, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Bill Laswell, Evan Parker, The Chemical Brothers, Animal Collective, Hamid Drake, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, Fink or David Gilmore. The list is impressive, but let's not forget his brilliant CD debut "New History Warfare", which was released back in 2008, or its worthy successor from 2011, "New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges". "New History Warfare Vol. 3" was released in 2013, followed by his first duo project in 2015 with his partner at the time – Sarah Neufeld from Arcade Fire – entitled "Never Were the Way She Was". He stubbornly transcends the boundaries of genres such as Avant-Jazz, Noise/Drone/Minimalism, Dark Metal, Post-Rock or Contemporary Electronics. And then there's the flagship album of Stetson's own label 52Hz: "SORROW: A reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony", a bold reinterpretation with a star-studded cast of fellow musicians. Apart from collaborating with Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily and Toby Summerfield on the EX EYE project and creating his latest solo album "All This I Do For Glory", he also found time to compose the soundtrack for "Hereditary". What will he do next? (Sandra Hupfauf)

Line Up

Colin Stetson, saxophones
Jonas Verwijnen, FOH technician

Youtube

Soundcloud

Tourdates

03.08.2019 BERLIN/Germany
04.08.2019 ZAGREB/Croatia
08.08.2019 LOCOROTONDO/Italy Piazza Aldo Moro
09.08.2019 STOCKHOLM/Sweden Jazzclub Fasching
10.08.2019 return home

Search by artist/tour

DAVE DOUGLAS
August 2019
RALPH TOWNER Solo
September 2019
RALPH TOWNER solo
September 2019
MARC RIBOT SOLO
September 2019
CARLA BLEY TRIOS
September / October 2019
Ralph Towner solo
September 2019
RALPH TOWNER Solo
October 2019
HENRI TEXIER SAND WOMAN
October /November 2019
COLIN STETSON solo
October / November 2019
DAVE DOUGLAS & URI CAINE DUO
October / November 2019
RALPH TOWNER Solo
Oktober 2019
JULIAN LAGE solo
November 2019
KRONOS QUARTET
November 2019
THE BAD PLUS
November / December 2019
TOMAS FUJIWARA’S TRIPLE DOUBLE
November / December 2019
RALPH TOWNER Solo
November 2019
STEVEN BERNSTEIN - SEXMOB
November / December 2019
JOHN MEDESKI solo
January 2020
MARC RIBOT SOLO
January 2020
June 2020
ANJA LECHNER SOLO - Silvestrov Elegy
KRONOS QUARTET
November 2020
KRONOS QUARTET
October 2021
KRONOS QUARTET
January 2022
KRONOS QUARTET
April 2022
Saudades Tourneen GmbH
Rotholz 369 a | 6220 Buch in Tirol | (Austria)

Tel.: +43 5244 61151
Fax: +43 5244 61155
info@saudades.at