Photo: Aaron Rice

Photo: Aaron Rice

Aby Wolf - Champagne confetti

Aby Wolf is a vocalist and composer who frequently collaborates with 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.

 

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"Supergroup" isn't a word to throw around lightly, but when your member list starts with Aby Wolf and Eric Mayson...well, the shoe fits.

- Minnesota Public Radio, The Current

CHAMPAGNE CONFETTI

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.

ENSEMBLE PLAYERS

Vocals - Aby Wolf, Cameron Kinghorn, Amy Hager, Jacob Mullis

Violin - Sara Pajunen

Viola -  Erica Burton

Cello - Jonathan Kaiser

Bass - Ted Olsen

Piano - Eric Mayson

Percussion - Joey Van Phillips, Heather Barringer