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Wayward Sounds: Colleen w/ Nat Baldwin

Wayward Sounds: A Festival of Curious Music at 3S, is something of a statement of purpose, a Whitman's Sampler, filled with the kinds of far-flung sounds that you can expect from 3S Artspace, in the wake of our recent arrival on the shores of the seacoast. It's our hope that you'll join us at the table for Wayward Sounds, a palette-expanding feast for the ears, where Walt Whitman's dictum from Song of Myself is made manifest:

"Unscrew the locks from the doors!
Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!"

Wayward Sounds Festival: Colleen with Nat Baldwin
Thursday, June 25 at 8pm (7pm doors)
$16 / $14 members
Wayward Traveler Ticket: $12 (Wayward Traveler ticket discounts will be offered to those who purchase tickets to more than one performance over the course of the festival.) 
Listen to Colleen HERE.

Colleen is the alias of French musician Cécile Schott. Over the course of her four previous albums on The Leaf Label and Second Language, she has consistently reinvented herself by taking acoustic instruments out of their usual context and pushing the boundaries of their playability, with compositions ranging from the mysterious and contemplative to kinetic and playful.

Her new album Captain of None, scheduled for release on Thrill Jockey in April 2015, is the most melodic in her repertoire, with fast-paced tracks rooted by prominent bass lines and her instruments of choice, the treble viola da gamba and her voice. It features delicately crafted, other-worldly pop songs incorporating dub-inspired techniques.

Colleen will play songs from the new album as well as selections from 2013’s The Weighing of the Heart


 Nat Baldwin

After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, Nat Baldwin started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals. In 2005 he joined Dirty Projectors. He has performed on Grizzly Bear's Sheilds, Vampire Weekend's Contra, Department of Eagles' In Ear Park, and Phosphores- cent’s Pride. Despite his busy schedule recording and touring as the bass player for Dirty Projectors, Nat found time to write and record In The Hollows, his followup to 2011's People Changes. In The Hollows features Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Lia Ices, Espers), Rob Moose (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Bon Iver), and the Ymusic string trio.

Discussing the album's production, Nat says "I wanted to achieve a consistency throughout that my past albums have lacked. I wanted the strings to add to the mournful quality of the songs, weaving their way through the sonic terrain, providing emotional emphasis, but also leaving necessary amounts of space. Albums by Nick Drake, Judee Sill, Joanna Newsom, Antony & the Johnsons, and Bill Callahan, to name a few, provided inspiration in balancing that intimacy with minimal, but powerful, adornments." Immersive, athletic, and often profound, In the Hollows represents his clearest and most consistent album-length statement, melodically, structurally, and lyrically. Nat explains that "I hope it is as unsettling as it is beauti- ful. I want it to make people feel things they can’t describe."