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.
Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, 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, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.
Colin Stetson | In Mirrors + And In Truth
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.
Colin Stetson | Who The Waves Are Roaring For
Stetson is 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).
But he acts also in 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).
Holger Hiller | Das Feuer
As conceptual composer, music producer, performer and writer Holger Hiller has produced a number of blueprints equally friendly to the mainstream while staying fairly avant-garde by his principle creative standards. Most people will know him as the singer of the German avant-garde new wave outfit Palais Schamburg.
He has contributed to the search for identity in German popular music, as well as to the application of montage principals and integration of diverse styles into global contemporary music through his personal vision.
Colin Stetson & Holger Hiller LIVE
presented by Eine Welt Aus Hack & D/B
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | 20:00 CET
Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain
colinstetson.com | holgerhiller.com | berghain.de