“…the nimble, the knotty, the philosophical and the pensive… Mr. Zammuto likes his music stratified, with different layers moving at different speeds, nested mathematically.” —New York Times
Alt-pop conjurer Nick Zammuto (formerly of the Books duo) returns to the Walker with his cerebral and hyper-catchy electro-pop defined by dexterous musicianship and jaw-dropping rhythmic density. Building up meticulous layers of found sound samples, intricate rhythms, and hooky vocals and syncing his compositions with quick and expertly cut video sequencing, Zammuto offers a slyly silly and entirely fresh aural feast.
The emotive and sonically subtle textures of Portland-based Eluvium open the evening with a “majestic balance between his ambient and quasi-classical styles” (Pitchfork).
Copresented by The Cedar and the Walker Art Center.
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Perhaps you came to know Zoë Keating through her Twitter presence (@zoecello has over 1.3 million followers!), but behind the stream of witty 140-character communiques lies a phenomenally talented cellist. Zoë's richly complex layered avant cello music has been featured in movie and documentary soundtracks, ballet productions and in collaborations with a host of artists from Rasputina to Imogen Heap, but it is best savored center-stage in one of Zoë's far too rare solo live performances.
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In partnership with the Jerome Foundation, The Cedar has commissioned seven local artists to compose, practice, and perform new music pieces in collaboration with other local musicians. This project drives The Cedar's vision to support emerging artists.
MARC ANDERSON, a multi-percussionist and composer who leads the ensemble Speaking In Tongues, will perform his new ambient project on electronics, loops, and percussion in collaboration with Dirk Freymuth on electric guitar, Enrique Toussaint on bass, and Nirmala Rajesaker on voice and vina. The project includes deep grooves, fragmentary melodies, sub-sonic funky bass lines, random phenomena, and layers in no discernible form but pleasingly familiar all the same.
Jóhann Jóhannsson has been called by critics “Iceland's foremost genre-crossing multi-instrumentalist” (Irish Times), “one of the bright lights in the already talent rich Icelandic underground music scene” (Aquarius Records), “the most compelling composer working today”, and “An important figure in Iceland’s new music scene at the turn of the millennium”. (All Music Guide). Read more »