Aby Wolf - Champagne confetti
Aby Wolf is a vocalist and composer. She frequently collaborates with professional artists across the genres of hip hop, R&B, electronic, rock, folk, jazz, and experimental music. She has worked and collaborated with a diverse range of artists from Dessa and Doomtree to The New Standards, Chastity Brown and JT Bates Grain Trio to the MN Orchestra, and released 4 stylistically diverse solo albums to critical acclaim. As a solo artist she has extensively toured throughout the US, as well as in the U.K, Ireland, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany and performs at some of the Twin Cities finest venues (Walker Art Center, Fitzgerald Theater, Orchestra Hall, First Ave). She was named “Best Female Vocalist” and “Artist of the Year” by City Pages.
Additionally, she has served as Vocal Director for many productions, most recently, “Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra." She has been awarded Artist Initiative, Arts Learning and Arts on Tour grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and she has been recognized for excellence by the American Composers Forum, and received commissions from the Cedar Cultural Center as well as the Prairie Fire Lady Choir.
An evening of new works composed by Aby Wolf, in collaboration with Eric Mayson and Grant Cutler, and performed by a cast of renowned musicians as comfortable in experimentation as virtuosity. Through a creative process based in improvisation resulting in atypical song structures, Champagne Confetti is a practice in embracing uncertainty. It blurs the lines between ambient neo-minimalism, chamber music, and electro-R&B. It is inspired by the imminent universal need to find footing in an unstable world, and on both a personal and global scale, these new compositions explore that uncertainty.
Vocals - Aby Wolf, Cameron Kinghorn, Amy Hager, Jacob Mullis
Violin - Sara Pajunen
Viola - Erica Burton
Cello - Jonathan Kaiser
Bass Violin - Ted Olsen
Piano - Eric Mayson
Percussion - Joey Van Phillips, Heather Barringer
Aby Wolf is seeking commissioning and touring partners for “Champagne Confetti”. Opportunities for collaboration with regional orchestras.
Champagne Confetti is comprised of some of the Twin Cities most talented musicians, with extensive experience as arts educators. In addition, Wolf is a frequent guest lecturer at institutions such as McNally Smith College of Music and the Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis, among others.