Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson

Three instrumentalists from different but related musical communities step out of the band atmosphere to present their solo compositions for this very special "Alone Together" tour. Each artist will perform solo on their respective instrument, exploring a variety of different compositional approaches. Colin Stetson (Bon Iver/Tom Waits/Laurie Anderson) will perform his spellbinding bass saxophone solo work, Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire/Bell Orchestre) will present her unique and vibrant solo violin pieces, and Gregory Rogove (Devendra Banhart/Megapuss/Priestbird) will play his minimalist, solo piano pieces, from his recently released PIANA album (Knitting Factory Records).

Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, and earned a degree in music from his hometown school, the University of Michigan, in 1997. Six years in San Francisco followed, then another four in Brooklyn, NY. Over this time, he developed his unique solo voice on saxophones and clarinets, culminating in the release of the record "New History Warfare, Vol.1", in 2008. Stetson now resides in Montreal, QC, and performs regularly on assorted saxohones, clarinets, cornet, french horn and flute.

Aside from his work as a soloist, Stetson has brought his talents to the stage and studio with dozens of artists, including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Fiest, Bon Iver, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Jolie Holland, Sinead O'Connor, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, and Anthony Braxton. He is also a regular member of the bands, Sway Machinery and Bell Orchestre.

Sarah Neufeld

Originally from Vancouver Island, BC, Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire/Bell Orchestre) began playing the violin at the age of 3. Her musical pursuits led her to move to Montreal, QC, in 1998, where she resides to this day. She is best known as a member of the indie rock phenomenon Arcade Fire, as well as instrumental post-rock ensemble, Bell Orchestre. With these bands, she has received five Juno awards, two Brit awards, Canada's Polaris Prize, and a Grammy for Best Album (cumulatively). Other projects include collaborations with Montreal bands The Luyas, Snailhouse and Esmerine and most recently, a body of music for solo violin which was recently featured in a short film by Jason Last for Italian Vogue, Scalpel/Stradivarius.

In addition to this busy schedule of touring and recording, Sarah has dedicated her life to a personal practice of yoga, and became a certified instructor of Moksha Yoga in January, 2009. She is now co-owner of Moksha Yoga NYC, the first Moksha studio opened in NY.

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Colin Stetson with Sarah Neufeld

Friday, May 10 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs