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.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.
Mohammed Fairouz, Matthew Herbert, Huang Ruo, Anna Meredith, Olga Neuwirth, Philip Venables
VISUAL ARTS, FILM, FREE
A song cycle by Raymond Yiu
THEATRE, MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS, FAMILY, DIGITAL, FREE
Created by the People of Manchester. Directed by Richard Gregory. In association with Islington Mill. From an idea by Jeremy Deller.