ESMERINE

+ Eric Chenaux

14 May 8.00pm – 1 Jun 3.40pm

Esmerine was co-founded ten years ago by percussionist Bruce Cawdron (Godpseed You! Black Emperor) and cellist Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Mile-End Ladies’ String Auxiliary).  They have released three critically-acclaimed albums of modern chamber music, If Only a Sweet Surrender to the Nights to Come Be True (2003), Aurora (2005) and La Lechuza (2010) that have one foot in the new music/experimental terrain of contemporaries like Rachel’s or Town And Country and the other in the more visceral and lyrical landscape populated by the likes of Dirty Three (and GY!BE themselves).