Saturday 13 April 2019, 7.30pm
Always a pleasure to welcome back the one and only Diane Cluck. The Virginia-based singer-songwriter of intuitive folk music has been influential in the development of the Anti-folk scene and has collaborated with Jeffrey Lewis and CocoRosie. Her performances here over the years have always been very special and we're looking forward to hosting two shows in one day.
“Diane Cluck is a virtuosic talent with an emotionality that feels at once ancient and alien. Her mastery of her voice as an ecstatic instrument is so compelling.” – Anohni (of Antony & The Johnsons)
“Cluck's sparse compositions seem to float defiantly from some fortress the conscious self had long left behind” – The Providence Phoenix
DIANE CLUCK a singer-songwriter of intuitive folk music based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She employs singing as a healing, textural experience in which audiences may wander, ponder, or simply be. Her vocal style has been noted for its clipped, glottal beauty, and described by NPR as "an unlikely mix of Aaron Neville, the Baka people, and Joni Mitchell--unaffected yet unusual". She accompanies herself on various instruments including guitar, piano, harmonium, zither, and a copper pipe instrument she built by hand. She contributed to New York's burgeoning Antifolk scene in the early 2000s; since then singer-songwriters Laura Marling, Florence Welch (of Florence And The Machine), and Sharon Van Etten have cited Diane's work as influential.
Wes Swing is a cellist, singer, composer, and songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia. In live performance, he uses electronic looping, where deliberately sparse and stark instrumentation and sections of intimate and personal performance transition into electronic escapades and flourishing crescendos.
"The compositions, pieced together very carefully, are orchestral without orchestra. They are movements, and they are moving. They take place in that grey area between pop and symphonic." - No Depression.