Blonde Redhead featuring American Contemporary Music Ensemble
Blonde Redhead is excited to announce a new collaboration with the esteemed American Contemporary Music Ensemble. This fall, the two innovative groups will perform Blonde Redhead’s seminal 2004 album “Misery is a Butterfly” in its entirety, as well as select songs from the group’s extensive catalogue. These select performances will be the North American debut of new arrangements and a first for the group performing in a larger format with strings.
New York City based Blonde Redhead has always been a band that innovates 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 situation, and the results have been stunning every time. Their music is always inspired by the same emotions, but their tastes and the ways they choose to execute those emotions are constantly evolving. Their ninth studio album, Barragán, was released in September 2014.
ACME was honored by ASCAP during its 10th anniversary season 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 leading venues such as 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.