Colin Stetson tiene nuevo álbum en solitario titulado "SORROW"

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Colin Stetson tiene nuevo álbum en solitario titulado «SORROW»

El saxofonista homenajea y reimagina la tercera sinfonía de Henryk Gorecki.

29.01.16
Frankie Pizá

El energético saxofonista Colin Stetson es conocido por sus colaboraciones junto a Arcade Fire o Bon Iver, aunque en los últimos años ha adquirido su propia identidad como músico y creador gracias a la serie «New History Warfare» para Constellation Records, álbumes en los que explota su instrumento y vocación de una forma nunca antes vista.

«New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light» concluyó la serie en 2014, y el año pasado tan solo presentó a Stetson junto a la violinista Sarah Neufeld en el álbum «Never Were the Way She Was»; 2016 representará el regreso del estadounidense (Ann Arbor, Michigan) al formato largo en solitario, reimaginando la tercera sinfonía de Henryk Górecki en un título que llevará el nombre de «SORROW.

Le acompañarán en el trabajo la mencionada Neufeld y Greg Fox de Liturgy. Más abajo puedes leer el texto relacionado con el lanzamiento del propio Stetson, y disfrutar un primer trailer dirigido por Dan Huiting y un primer extracto.

«We all have those moments when we experience a piece of music that transforms us, and this was one of those moments for me.  Over the years, I went on to listen to this record countless times, always determined to absorb every instance of it, to know it throughout and fully.  And this dedication to a thorough knowledge of the piece eventually gave way to a need to perform it.»

«The concept was simple, and true to the original score.  I haven’t changed existing notation, but rather have worked with altering instrumentation, utilizing a group consisting heavily of woodwinds, synthesizers, and electric guitars, as well as retaining an element of the orchestral in a string section of violins and cellos, which features prominent and decorated Canadian musicians Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre) and Rebecca Foon (Saltland, Esmerine).»

«My approach was “additive”, in that I imagined certain sounds or parts, though not present in the original, were (to me) extensions of the emotional core of the piece.  For example, the instrumentation is rounded out by the most extreme of those sonic/timbral/musical additions, the drum set.  Performed inimitably here by NYC drummer/percussionist, Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien, Z’s).  My background and education in classical concert music is here, as well as a focus on group improvisation.  The arrangement draws heavily from the world of black metal, early electronic music, and from my own body of solo saxophone music.»

«The result is an intact rendition of Henryk Górecki’s 3rd Symphony, though one which has been filtered through the lens of my particular musical aesthetic and experience.»

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