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Aby Wolf will presents “Champagne Confetti” November 1 at Chalberg Theater, Brainerd

Web posted October 9, 2018
Twin Cities based composers and performers Aby Wolf and Eric Mayson will present Champagne Confetti, an evening of new electro-acoustic works featuring a cast of renowned musicians as comfortable in experimentation as virtuosity at The Chalberg Theater at 7:30pm on November 1st, 2018. Blurring the lines between ambient neo-minimalism, chamber music, and electro-R&B, Champagne Confetti delivers a gateway from near-silent meditation to full harmonic abundance, experienced as a union of sonic dreamstates and coursing, rhythmic waves of unbounded sound.

Inspired by the imminent universal need to find footing in an unstable world, these new compositions explore uncertainty, on both a personal and global scale. Through a creative process based in improvisation, and the resulting atypical song structures, Champagne Confetti is a practice in embracing uncertainty. The new work is about choosing community to find belonging in the unknown. Banding together as artists and musicians, and prioritizing solidarity and communion to generate positive change, uniting through artistic growth.

Aby Wolf is the recipient of a 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Arts on Tour grant that along with support from Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center (Chalberg Theater) brings this exciting new project and residency to the Brainerd community. Aby Wolf and the ensemble will be engaging a wide range of Brainerd schools, organizations, and community members in workshops pop-up performances and other activities throughout the week of October 29-November 2 including The Center, The Shop, Bethany Good Samaritan, and Area Education Center amongst others.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation rom the arts and cultural heritage foundation.

Champagne Confetti is:
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
Electronics: Aby Wolf

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 artists such as Dessa, The New Standards, Mos Def, Ani Difranco, Macklemore, and 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 regularly performs at some of the Twin Cities finest venues (Walker Art Center, Fitzgerald Theater, MN Orchestra, 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” and frequently offers workshops and other educational programs with institutions such as McNally-Smith College of Music, the Institute for Production and Recording and Free Arts MN, among others. She has been awarded Artist Initiative and Arts on Tour grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and she has been recognized for excellence by the American Composers Forum, and has received commissions from the Cedar Cultural Center as well as the Prairie Fire Lady Choir.

Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center (Chalberg Theater)
As a non-profit performing arts organization, we welcome you as an actor in our plays, a member of our production crews, an audience member at our events, and as an enthusiast who spreads the word to others about our work! We are directed by an independent board of advisors. This volunteer advisory board provides guidance as to the strategic operational aspects of the CLCPAC; making sure the organizational goals and mission are followed. Their support is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

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