A Winged Victory For The Sullen have announced full details for live dates in the UK, Europe and North America, where the ambient and neoclassical duo will be bringing their own PA and lighting rig to shows in handpicked venues and churches to produce a unique and immersive experience.
The pair, who have developed a cult status alongside peers like Max Richter, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Tim Hecker and Fennesz, will be joined by collaborators Echo Collective on Strings & Brass (EU/UK), and ACME on Strings & Brass (North America), along with longtime collaborator Francesco Donadello on modular synthesizer, performing material from their masterful new record “The Undivided Five”.
The intimate venues are a suitable choice for Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie. They recorded parts of “The Undivided Five” in a Belgian church, amongst studios in various locations in Iceland, Hungary and elsewhere. The new record saw them take inspiration from the art of Hilma af Klint and the recurrence of the perfect fifth chord in their music, praised by Pitchfork for its “almost ecstatic, almost painful lyricism.”
They have previously scored music for Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor, they count the likes of Jon Hopkins among their fans, who included ‘Requiem For The Static King Part One’ on his 2015 Late Night Tales compilation, and have played some of the world’s most celebrated venues, including a sold out Boiler Room performance at London’s Barbican, and a 2015 BBC Proms show curated by Mary Anne Hobbs at the Royal Albert Hall.
They’re joined on tour by Daniel Wohl (UK / EU) and Clarice Jensen (North America). Daniel Wohl is a French-born, California-based composer who’s toured and collaborated with Julia Holter, Dan Deacon, Lucky Dragons and Son Lux. Clarice Jensen is a Brooklyn-based composer and cellist who’s the artistic director of ACME (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble), and has recorded with the likes of Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter, Björk and Nick Cave.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen tour dates:
February 20: De Duif – Amsterdam (NL)
February 21: Funkhaus – Berlin (DE)
February 22: Waldorfschule – Münster (DE)
February 23: Salvator Church – Prague (CZ)
February 24: Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg (DE)
February 25: Stadsschouwburg – Brugge (BE)
February 26: Trinity Centre – Bristol (UK)
February 27: Round Chapel – London (UK)
February 28: Round Chapel – London (UK)
February 29: St Paul’s Church – Birmingham (UK)
March 01: St Luke’s – Glasgow (UK)
March 02: St Philip’s Church, Salford, Manchester (UK)
March 03: National Concert Hall – Dublin (IE)
March 04: Rosemary St Church – Belfast (UK)
March 05: St George’s Church – Brighton (UK)
March 06: Ullet Road Unitarian Church – Liverpool (UK)
March 07: Begijnhofkerk – Brussels (BE)
June 05: Culturgest – Lisbon (PT)
Editor note: The text in this article is taken directly from a press release.
Photo credit: Jónatan Grétarsson