Emily Wells: The World Is Too ______ For You

Emily Wells by Karlie Efinger/ Scott Carr

Emily Wells by Karlie Efinger/ Scott Carr

World premiere
Liquid Music Commission
With violinist/composer Michi Wiancko, percussionist Greg Fox and musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30pm (purchase tickets
Machine Shop, Minneapolis

“Extraordinary, presenting a sort of ambient gospel-folk music that’s immersed in secular desires and experiences.” —National Public Radio  

“Quietly transfixing” violinist, singer, producer and composer Emily Wells is known for her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation, deft approach to live sampling, and “dramatic, meticulous and gothic songs” (New York Times) that blend “traditionalism with electronic ambiance” (NPR). Speaking to our cultural moment, The World Is Too ____ For You includes new work inspired by hymns, imagined eulogies for loved ones and arrangements of Wells’ musicby Michi Wiancko. The performance features musicians of the SPCO and also reveals new video work designed by Wells, drawing heavily from contemporary dance.

Tickets: $20 ($16 for SPCO/Liquid Music subscribers) 

Photo courtesy of Michi Wiancko

Photo courtesy of Michi Wiancko

Greg Fox by Ebru Yildiz

Greg Fox by Ebru Yildiz