Colin Stetson could destroy Kenny G in a circular breathing competition. Meet the man behind the puffy cheeks before he performs at the ‘Sco on 4/24 at 10PM.
“Think of Colin Stetson as the Neil deGrasse Tyson of the avant-garde saxophone world: a brilliant adept in a rigorous, esoteric science, but also an adroit communicator with an uncommon knack for making the arcana of his field accessible to the layman.”
- NY TIMES
Some Things to Know About Colin Stetson:
-Practices a strict fitness regimen in order to shred the sax
-One of Stetson’s saxophones is 103 years old
-Has performed with Tom Waits, Bon Iver, Laurie Anderson, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, David Byrne, Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Colin Stetson is just one dude but what a dude he is! Sometimes, he sounds like he is ten different dudes, employing his artillery of way cool techniques and closet full of clarinets, saxophones and other brass instruments I cannot identify. They are often HUGE. Stetson is a champ at circular breathing (you know, that thing when musicians breath continuously while playing — none of that gasping for air BS), manipulating his various instruments to create loops with pedals, harmonies by singing through the brass and rhythm by tapping his keys. Sometimes he keeps it way minimal, dragging out a loooooong note. His style of music has been described as a cross between gospel, drone, dark metal, jazz + pop. Stetson has been nominated for a Canadian Polaris award (sort of a Canadian Grammy).
$2 OCID // $8 W.O
Tickets at Wilder Desk + etix.com
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