Presented by Noise Pop and the JCCSF
Blonde Redhead is joined by the esteemed American Contemporary Music Ensemble for an innovative performance of the band’s seminal 2004 album Misery Is a Butterfly in its entirety, as well as select songs from the group’s extensive catalogue. Join us for this North American debut of new arrangements and the first time the group will perform in a larger format with strings.
New York City-based Blonde Redhead has innovated with each album. Formed in 1993, Kazu Makino (vocals, rhythm guitar) and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace (drums and lead guitar/vocals, respectively), challenge themselves with each recording, and the results have been stunning every time. Their ninth studio album, Barragán, was released in September 2014.
The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) was honored by ASCAP in 2015 for the “virtuosity, passion and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers.” NPR calls them “contemporary music dynamos,” and the New York Times describes ACME’s performances as “vital,” “brilliant,” and “electrifying.” Led by cellist and Artistic Director Clarice Jensen, ACME has played at Carnegie Hall, BAM, The Kitchen, UCLA's Royce Hall, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Hall, All Tomorrow's Parties and Big Ears. ACME can be heard on Deutsche Grammophon, New World, New Amsterdam and Butterscotch Records, and will release its first portrait album in spring 2017 on Sono Luminus.
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