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StoLyette & Har-di-Har at the Cedar
January 12 @ 8:00 pm$10 - $15
StoLyette is Ben Clark, Mitch Miller, Ryan Mach and Irene Ruderman Clark. StoLyette began as a project reworking Russian folk songs using only bass and vocals. The original compositions expanded to incorporate giga-delay pedals and a pitch shifter to fill out the material by creating dense harmonies, melodies, and beats over the beautifully unique and powerful Russian vocals while still adhering to their original credo of creating all the music with only bass, drums and vocals at the time of performance without further augmentation with previously recorded tracks. In particular, these dynamic soundscapes mixed with an expressive vocal approach presented in Russian provide the listener room to interpret and reconstruct the meaning of each composition to reflect more personally the listener’s own experience and state.
Har-di-Har is Julie and Andrew Thoreen. They write and perform collage-oriented, orchestral art pop. Based in Minneapolis, the duo has made music together since 2012. Riding the line of the avant-garde music and performative art genres, their live performance invites the audience in as a familial witness to the vivid, awkward and vulnerable life of their own intimate relationship through performance on stage. Their debut full-length album, we will will you, was released on 9.29.17.