Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld



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Two of Constellation's acclaimed solo instrumental artists join forces on this tremendous new album of original compositions for horn and violin.

Colin Stetson has developed a unique and highly-acclaimed voice as a performer/composer, chiefly on bass and tenor saxophones, rallying an array of technical strengths and innovations to make some of the most captivatingly organic, darkly soulful and otherworldly solo instrumental work of recent years with his New History Warfare trilogy.  The solo violin work of Sarah Neufeld has emerged more recently, and especially through 2011-2014, in the period between her primary band Arcade Fire's last two albums; she's forged a distinctive and evocative solo violin practice combining rock, folk, ambient and modernist sensibilities, culminating with her debut solo album Hero Brother in 2013.

Never were the way she was charts an expansive sonic trajectory with a multiplicity of structures and voicings that belies the fundamental economy of two acoustic instruments combining in real time. The resulting musical chronicle powerfully establishes its own spatial and temporal horizon; Stetson and Neufeld offer up an impressively immersive integration of composition, performance, timbre and texture. Never were the way she was is a sum quite definitively and thrillingly greater than its parts.

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West Coast & European Tour 2015

WEST COAST AND EUROPEAN TOUR 2015:

Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld are on the road with their collaborative debut album - Never Were The Way She Was - starting with a west-bound itinerary. They will be playing shows in Guelph, ON, Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA. Soon after, they will be travelling overseas to play shows in France, Macedonia, Slovenia, England, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Turkey, and Italy.


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Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld: Never Were The Way She Was

Their first collaborative work: Never were the way she was available on Constellation Records.


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Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld release a new album on Constellation Records: Never Were The Way She Was

Envision Management is proud to see two of its most talented and critically acclaimed artists, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld, join forces on this new album of original compositions for horn and violin. This duo album was recorded without overdubbing, looping, sampling, cutting or pasting at their studio in rural Vermont by Hans Bernhard and mixed by Mark Lawson.

Never were the way she was tells the story of a girl who ages slow as mountains; excited, exalted, and ultimately exiled in her search for a world that resembles her experience; through an integration of composition, performance, timbre and texture from their respective instruments. All songs were written and performed live by Colin Stetson (tenor and bass saxophones, contrabass clarinet) and Sarah Neufeld (violin, voice).