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 was Stetson’s first ever solo show in Manchester.
‘A wonderful masterclass, leaving us all breathless’ The Skinny – 5 stars
‘The physicality of the performance gives way to something so much more moving and emotional as the sheer immersive beauty of his music begins to envelop you’ Louder Than War
Curated by Mary Anne Hobbs for MIF17, Dark Matter was 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.