Virtuoso saxophonist Colin Stetson has collaborated with everyone from Arcade Fire and Bon Iver to Laurie Anderson and Tom Waits, but it’s the exhilarating music he makes under his own name that really takes the breath away. Hailed by The New York Times as ‘a one-man astonishment engine’, Stetson blends wild creativity with jaw-dropping technique into a muscular sound with equal echoes of post-rock, jazz, minimalism and electronica. Featuring Dark Matter curator Mary Anne Hobbs playing a DJ set in support, this will be Stetson’s first ever solo show in Manchester, and not one to miss.
Curated by Mary Anne Hobbs for MIF17, Dark Matter is eight immersive shows from pioneering national, international and Manchester-based musicians.
Read Drowned in Sound’s 10/10 review for Colin’s new album All This I Do for Glory.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.
MUSIC, DIGITAL, FREE
Mohammed Fairouz, Matthew Herbert, Huang Ruo, Anna Meredith, Olga Neuwirth, Philip Venables
A film and live score by Jóhann Jóhannsson