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COLIN STETSON / MATS GUSTAFSSON

USA, SWEDEN
QUEBEC PREMIERE

SUNDAY MAY 22    
CARRÉ 150
8 PM - $ 36

A collaboration
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Colin Stetson : saxophones basse et alto
Mats Gustafsson : saxophone baryton, flûte, électroniques

Two giants of the saxophone will be sharing the stage, combining their diametrically opposed yet fully complementary approaches.

COLIN STETSON has developed a highly original technique on bass saxophone where he subvocalizes while playing his instrument (his voice being amplified by a transducer). In solo settings, he favours long, multiphonic, loop-like notes that weave incredible ambiences. With other musicians, he can turn feverish and hard-hitting, as our audience heard in 2017 with the performance of his band Ex Eye.

In this 21st century, MATS GUSTAFSSON’s name has become almost synonymous with Fire Music, a form of high-octane free jazz. It is no surprise that his first appearance in Victoriaville was in a Peter Brötzmann-led project. Or that we brought him back regularly since, including for two concerts in 2018.

STETSON and GUSTAFSSON played as a duo for the first time in Vancouver in 2011, a performance chronicled on their sole album, 2012’s Stones. They’ve locked horns a handful of times since, moving deeper into their musical relationship each time. Where does that relationship stand 11 years later? You’ll have to be there to find out.

On the Web
matsgus.com