Friday, April 5, 2013
The release of Colin Stetson’s solo album New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges in February 2011 thrust him into the ranks of such musicians as Evan Parker and Mats Gustafsson who, in developing their highly personal techniques, pushed back the limits of the saxophone.
Stetson, who has played on stage and in studio with Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Laurie Anderson, TV On The Radio and Feist, is also a standing member of Sway Machinery and Bell Orchestre. Comfortable in a wide musical range, from contemporary pop rock to avant-jazz, Stetson explores his particular post-rock sounds, at the crossover between noise, drone and minimalism. Performing solo, on stage, he pushes his own limits as much as those of this instrument. His fusional performance releases a powerful, captivating energy.