Electric guitarists, avant-pop performers in SPCO’s 2014-15 Liquid Music series

Posted on: May 23, 2014

“The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has announced the concerts in its 2014-15 Liquid Music series” featuring new works and collaborations, writes Graydon Royce in Tuesday’s (5/20) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). “Third Coast Percussion and Glenn Kotche will open the season Oct. 5-6 … [with] their new work, ‘Wild Sound,’ … co-commissioned with the University of Notre Dame.… Dawn of Midi [a jazz combo] and Nils Frahm [a composer and keyboardist] will perform Nov. 15 at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in a co-presentation with the Walker Art Center…. Julia Holter, described as an ‘avant pop composer/performer,’ will appear with the Spektral Quartet (a string ensemble based in Chicago) on Feb. 23 at the Amsterdam… Perhaps the largest show on the season will be … Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange) [mixing] Latin influences with rock and electronic beats. Liquid Music co-presents the music of [composer/guitarist] Bryce Dessner on April 3 at Walker Art Center…. The season concludes with a program called ‘Spiritual America’ by indie rock group Wye Oak and electro-acoustic group Bright Wave.” Also performing in the series will be electric guitarist Noveller; singer-songwriter Glasser; and the classical chamber ensemble Victoire. “Liquid Music is curated by Kate Nordstrum for the SPCO. Two previous seasons have featured Laurie Anderson, Hilary Hahn, Timo Andres and Ben Frost.”

Posted May 23, 2014