“Mesmerizing…he’s a marvel, produces sounds that are deeply anxious yet also exultant.” (New York Times) Born and raised in Ann Arbor, saxophonist Colin Stetson achieves the sonic range of a solo electronics artist through an entirely acoustic approach that combines circular breathing, overblowing, and vocalizations. In addition to his outings as one of the most daring yet accessible solo artists to come along in a while, the company he keeps puts him in a league of his own: Laurie Anderson, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, David Byrne, LCD Soundsystem, and Feist, to name just a few. “A sound that could only come from one person on earth.” (Pitchfork) Multi-instrumentalist Justin Walter, also an Ann Arbor native, opens for Stetson.
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Colin Stetson website
Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor and earned a degree in music from the University of Michigan. He now resides in Montreal and performs regularly on assorted saxophones, 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 over the past decade, 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. He is a current member of the Grammy-winning American indie-folk band Bon Iver, who has toured extensively throughout 2011 and 2012 in support of their record released in 2011, on which he also appears.
We welcome Colin Stetson for his UMS debut performance.
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