Tuesday, May 26, Orpheum Theater, 8 pm
This wild-haired, Texas-raised singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist had been building buzz for years, collecting rave reviews on her first three LPs and her 2012 collaboration album with David Byrne. But perhaps most impressive of all is her latest release, a 2014 self-titled record that garnered massive acclaim, a spot on most every critic’s best-of list and a Grammy win. With Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire).
Majestic Live presents
AT ORPHEUM THEATER
Tue, May 26
Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire
Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 8:00pm
$30 Day of Show
COLIN STETSON & SARAH NEUFELD ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION LP NEVER WERE THE WAY SHE WAS
TO BE RELEASED ON CONSTELLATION RECORDS APRIL 28TH, 2015
PREMIERE TRACK "THE SUN ROARS INTO VIEW"
Two of Constellation's acclaimed solo instrumental artists join forces on this tremendous new album of original compositions for horn and violin.
Colin Stetson has developed a unique and highly-acclaimed voice as a performer/composer, chiefly on bass and tenor saxophones, rallying an array of technical strengths and innovations to make some of the most captivatingly organic, darkly soulful and otherworldly solo instrumental work of recent years with his New History Warfare trilogy. The solo violin work of Sarah Neufeld has emerged more recently, and especially through 2011-2014, in the period between her primary band Arcade Fire's last two albums; she's forged a distinctive and evocative solo violin practice combining rock, folk, ambient and modernist sensibilities, culminating with her debut solo album Hero Brother in 2013.
Never were the way she was charts an expansive sonic trajectory with a multiplicity of structures and voicings that belies the fundamental economy of two acoustic instruments combining in real time. The resulting musical chronicle powerfully establishes its own spatial and temporal horizon; Stetson and Neufeld offer up an impressively immersive integration of composition, performance, timbre and texture. Never were the way she was is a sum quite definitively and thrillingly greater than its parts.