Esmerine was co-founded ten years ago by percussionist Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and cellist Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Mile-End Ladies’ String Auxiliary) soon after the two met while recording the first Set Fire To Flames record Signs Reign Rebuilder (2001). Esmerine released two critically-acclaimed albums of modern chamber music, If Only A Sweet Surrender to the Nights To Come Be True (2003) and Aurora (2005) 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). With an expanded line-up, Esmerine have recorded a new album, La Lechuza, with musical guests including Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire), Colin Stetson, Mishka Stein and Robbie Kuster.
Esmerine tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Jul 2011.
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