METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
Emily Wells — This World is Too ______ For You
NYC Premiere and Album Release Show featuring Metropolis Ensemble
Thursday, February 28, 2019
House of Yes / 2 Wyckoff Avenue / Brooklyn, NY
7:00pm doors / 8:00pm show
Tickets: $16 advanced / $20 door
Photo Credits: Installation view of Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada. Coproduced by Art Production Fund & The Nevada Museum of Art. Photograph by Jonathon Lo
Celebrate the release of Emily Wells’ new full-length album This World Is Too _____ For You featuring Metropolis Ensemble in a live performance of the full record (with percussionist Shayna Dunkelman) at Brooklyn’s now-iconic House of Yes.
Wells, a frequent Metropolis Ensemble collaborator, is a multi-instrumentalist, classically trained violinist, composer, and producer known for creating “dramatic, meticulous, and gothic songs” (New York Times) that blend “traditionalist with electronic ambiance” (NPR).
This World Is Too _____ For You exists as a neoclassical chamber music and art pop creation, propelled by synths, strings, and beats, and held together through Wells’ un-wincing lyrics and vocals.
Wells developed the album through a commission by Metropolis Ensemble, who also join Emily on the album (along with drummer Shayna Dunkelman (Xiu Xiu, Peptalk)).
This project began as a commission of new pieces from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, with arrangements by violin virtuoso and composer Michi Wiancko for String Quintet and French Horn.
Metropolis Ensemble artists appearing in This World Is Too _____ For You:
Grace Park and Siwoo Kim, violin
Emily Brandenburg, viola
Michael Katz, cello
Trevor Nuckøls, french horn
Evan Runyon, bass
Andrew Cyr, music director
Shayna Dunkelman is a musician and a percussionist based in Brooklyn, NY. Dunkelman is known for her versatile and unique techniques, and her use of a electronics to access a sonic pallet not found in acoustic percussion.
While performing as a solo percussionist… READ MORE