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Emily Wells

Emily Wells

Jan 7th 2018 @ Doug Fir Lounge - early show - one night only

Portland, OR
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About Emily Wells
Genres:
Compositional, Pop
Band Members:
Emily Wells
Hometown:
New York, NY

“Quietly transfixing” composer / producer Emily Wells is known for her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation, deft approach to live sampling, and “dramatic, ...
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Sunday, January 7th, 2018
7:00 PM
Doug Fir Lounge - early show - one night only
830 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
26 RSVPs
“Quietly transfixing” violinist, singer, producer and composer Emily Wells is known for her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation, deft approach to live sampling, and “dramatic, meticulous and gothic songs” (New York Times) that blend “traditionalism with electronic ambiance” (NPR). Fresh off the premiere of Emily Wells’ new work “This World is Too _____ For You”, commissioned by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series and masterfully arranged for strings, horn and percussion by Michi Wiancko, Wells is reimagining these and other new songs for a few select solo performances before taking them into the recording studio. She aims to learn more about the songs from live performance and engagement with familiar audiences. “The new songs are the rub between desire for, and desire to strip oneself of all wanting” Wells says of the new material, which clamors around all the edges, and sometimes into the center of our collective uncertainties. “I grew up with hymns and I often find myself drawn to a form that seeks redemption, even for transgressions unknown… they are an offering, an oath.” Wells’ new video work will accompany the performances of which she says, “the video and the songs are mirrors of one another: human failing, desire, grace, the body, movement, muted gutting, and the natural world, beating against our windows, drunk with the answer.”
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About Emily Wells
Genres:
Compositional, Pop
Band Members:
Emily Wells
Hometown:
New York, NY

“Quietly transfixing” composer / producer Emily Wells is known for her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation, deft approach to live sampling, and “dramatic, ...
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Fan Live Reviews
Angel
San Francisco, CA@
Rickshaw Stop
January 13th 2018
Alright, y’all. Listen up. Emily Wells always puts on the best shows ever & is an amazing solo act. It’s crazy to see one person play all those instruments & build a melody or vocal harmonies up from scratch using loop pedals & other methods. If you give any sort of damn about your life & having enriching experiences, do yourself the favor & see her perform at least once before you die. ;3
Amber
Portland, OR@
Doug Fir
March 20th 2017
Literal best show I've ever seen
Drew
Seattle, WA@
Barboza
March 12th 2017
Great show! Emily is awesome!
Andrew
Seattle, WA@
Barboza
February 4th 2017
Great performance, but the venue's acoustics really didn't highlight her music well.
Jingyan
Paris, France@
Le Batofar
December 29th 2016
incroyable
Angela
Seattle, WA@
The Triple Door
November 17th 2015
she was amazing, like always!!!
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