Presented by Moving on Music and Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.
Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, spent a decade between San Francisco and Brooklyn honing his formidable talents as a horn player, before eventually settling in Montreal in 2007.
Over the years he has worked extensively, live and in studio, with a wide range of bands and musicians including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, TV On The Radio, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Bill Laswell, Evan Parker, The Chemical Brothers, Animal Collective, Hamid Drake, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, Fink, and David Gilmore. Meanwhile he has developed an utterly unique voice as a soloist, principally on saxophones and clarinets. His intense technical prowess, matched by his exhilarating and emotionally gripping skills as a songwriter.
Stetson’s astounding physical engagement with his instruments (chiefly bass and alto saxophones) produces emotionally rich and polyphonic compositions that transcend expectations of what solo horn playing can achieve. As a result, he has been a regular collaborator for the world of film, TV, and game scoring over the past decade, with such titles as Hereditary (2018), The First (2018), Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018), Color Out of Space (2019), Barkskins (2020), Mayday (2021), Among The Stars (2021), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022), The Menu (2022), and Uzumaki (2023) to name a few.
He is an incomparable artist with a sound, style, and approach unlike anything else.
We are delighted to welcome Colin Stetson on his first visit to Belfast, for what promises to be a truly special night of music. Space is limited, so book early!
“Colin Stetson hasn’t redefined the saxophone so much as he has reinvented the saxophonist” – Pitchfork
“Colin Stetson is matchless” – Drowned in Sound
“Stetson’s versatility is astounding” – The Independent