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MARY HALVORSON

« Amaryllis & Belladonna »

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USA, MEXICO, AUSTRIA
CANADIAN PREMIERE

SATURDAY MAY 21    
COLISÉE A
10 PM - $ 42

Mary Halvorson : guitare électrique, composition
Adam O'Farrill : trompette
Jacob Garchik : trombone
Patricia Brennan : vibraphone
Nick Dunston : basse électrique
Tomas Fujiwara : batterie
Olivia De Prato : violon
Maya Bennardo : violon
Victor Lowrie Tafoya : alto
Tyler J. Borden : violoncelle

American guitarist MARY HALVORSON has been the centre of attention of the avant-jazz scene for a while. She has improvised with a ton of top musicians, is garnering praise with the trio Thumbscrew, and even managed to convince the legendary Robert Wyatt to sing on her project Code Girl. In 2019, she received a MacArthur Fellowship, a very prestigious award.

« Amaryllis & Belladonna » is her most ambitious project yet, and it showcases her composing skills. The concert will be split into two parts. « Belladonna » is a set of six compositions for electric guitar and string quartet. She will be teaming up with a highly regarded American ensemble, the MIVOS QUARTET.

« Amaryllis » is her new sextet of improvisers, here performing her compositions, some of which also include the MIVOS QUARTET. Which means there will be ten musicians on stage at some point. HALVORSON’s music has never reached that scope before!

This project will be coming out in May on the esteemed Nonesuch label, another honor for this truly remarkable artist!

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