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Chan Centre EXP Series: Colin Stetson

March 3, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Colin Stetson is a saxophonist “with fire for lungs” (NPR). The Montreal-based, multi-reed instrumentalist and composer is changing the form of modern solo sax playing through his daring exploration of extended techniques ­– multiphonics, circular breathing, and percussive valve manipulation, as well as the sheer physicality required of his chosen instrument, the bass saxophone.

For this special EXP concert, Colin Stetson will be supported by Michigan trumpeter Justin Walter, whose experiments with the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) – a rare wind-controlled analog synthesizer from the 1970s — blend brass playing technique with improvised electronics.