Tuesday 18 August 2015 at 7:30pm
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, United Kingdom
We’re delighted to be bringing Peter Broderick back to Manchester – this time performing solo.
Colours Of The Night, Peter Broderick’s first full-length for Bella Union in three years, had a rather odd conception to say the least. The American-born multi-instrumentalist and songwriter went along for the ride when invited for a so-called ‘recording residency’ in the small town of Lucerne, Switzerland.
Through several memorable concert evenings in the town on various tours, he developed a friendship with some of the locals, who eventually got the idea of inviting Broderick to be a guest of the city for three weeks while recording an album with a backing band of local musicians. All of which was to take place in the studio of Timo Keller, a local producer and engineer known primarily for his involvement in the Swiss hip-hop scene.
Rewind a few years, back to 2012, which saw the release of Broderick’s last album for Bella Union, the ambitious http://www.itstartshear.com, recorded over the course of three years by Berlin’s producer/pianist extraordinaire Nils Frahm. After spending all that time in the studio, working and reworking to the point of exhaustion, Broderick struggled with the idea of recreating the album on stage, and eventually cancelled all tour plans, ending up in the hospital with a stress-born illness. Struggling to stay healthy and lacking the energy to carry on, Broderick returned to his his native Oregon, where he took a much-needed break and slowly started rebuilding his approach toward music and life in general.
At this time of respite came the offer from Lucerne. Having always taken pride in playing all of the instruments himself, without anything in the way of a proper rhythm section, Broderick found the idea of working with a backing band intriguing and refreshing.
Tour support comes from Portland’s PWRHAUS.
Price: £12 adv
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