Somewhere in the middle of the new Shut Up And Dance, it becomes clear that this French tentet can go anywhere and do anything. Industrial gurgles, prog-prov geometry, dreamy drones–they’re all essayed with the kind of precision that wrings emotion out of the performances. The Orchestre’s disc features Hollenbeck tunes, and the percussionist/composer’s own big band (tonight with vocalists Theo Bleckman and Kate McGarry) works on a similarly eloquent level. This sharp double bill is a great chance to climb into Hollenbeck’s head.
Mon., April 25, 6:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 13, 2011