Emily Wells: This 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
Machine Shop, Minneapolis

Please note: Seated tickets are sold out but standing room tickets will be available at the door.  

“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, This World Is Too ____ For You includes new work inspired by hymns, imagined eulogies for loved ones and arrangements of Wells’ music by 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 ($15 standing room tickets available at the door) 

 Photo courtesy of Michi Wiancko

Photo courtesy of Michi Wiancko

 Greg Fox by Ebru Yildiz

Greg Fox by Ebru Yildiz