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Yes We Mystic + collectif9

Two worlds converge as the Montreal based classical string band, collectif9 joins forces with Winnipeg’s indie pop royalty, Yes We Mystic. This concert brings together two unique and superbly complimentary groups for a night of musical exploration and fearless genre-bending. This new artistic partnership with Yes We Mystic continues to push boundaries, challenge expectations and highlight the artistic excellence of all the musicians involved in this collaboration. This concert promises to capture both your ears and your hearts.

About collectif9:
A string nonet known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 combines the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. collectif9 has already performed over 100 concerts across North America, Europe, and Asia; this past year has taken collectif9 to Norway, Mexico, France and the UK as well as on new explorations of unexpected and fresh artistic partnerships such as their recent collaboration with Architek Percussion, singer Sarah Albu and Yes We Mystic. collectif9 released their second album in November 2018 titled, No Time for Chamber Music. It can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and CD Baby. You can also hear them on three tracks (Young Evil, Panthalassa, Un/Form) of Yes We Mystic’s newly released album, Ten Seated Figures, released in April 2019.

About Yes We Mystic:
At a time when content is a constant gushing river, only the truest and purest art will find a way to float to the surface. The kind of art that is undeniably emotional, ingenious in its execution and endlessly energetic in its existence. The kind of art that is loud in its motivation and subtle in its truths. The kind of art Yes We Mystic creates.

With their new record, Ten Seated Figures, Yes We Mystic has succeeded in exceeding their previous excess, creating something bigger than anything they’ve done before. In opposition to 2016’s Forgiver, on which the band tried to fit in as many inorganic sounds as possible but make them feel as though they lived in an organically created musical world, Ten Seated Figures instead embraces the unfamiliar. The sonic landscape is brimming with sounds that are unidentifiable, but still created with the same instruments Yes We Mystic has always used.

Ten Seated Figures is the culmination of a years-long creative burst; one that embraces the band’s designation as “art-pop transformers” but also turns things on their head; one that holds surprises for listeners and will make them question much of what they see and hear; one that has produced Yes We Mystic’s best work to date.

Earlier Event: June 15
Vintage Market
Later Event: June 18
Trannavision: She's All That