José González Performing with the Gothenburg String Theory
aaamusic | On 28, Feb 2011
Performing with the Gothenburg String Theory
+ Little Scream
Monday 11th April 2011 Barbican Hall, 8pm
Produced by the Barbican
Box Office: 0845 120 7550 www.barbican.org.uk/contemporary
Barbican Centre Silk, Street London EC2Y 8DS
From cult adoration to critical acclaim and international stardom, singer-songwriter José González has been hailed as one of todayAdd an event for today‘s most remarkable artists.
Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, to Argentinean parents, José González has a unique, intimate style that is all his own. His timeless songs, delicately poignant voice, achingly emotional melodies, and masterfully eloquent classical guitar mark his work as both strikingly original and brilliantly timeless.
González played with punk, hardcore and indie-rock bands before opting to follow the path of a solo troubadour. In 2005 his debut album, Veneer was released to widespread critical acclaim and he was the subject of a Channel 4 TV documentary, Orchestra Of One. The following year, his reworking of electro-pop duo, the Knife’s song Heartbeats became an overnight hit after featuring on a successful Sony TV commercial. Major UK touring reinforced González?s magnetic qualities and huge popularity, while his second album, 2007?s In Our Nature cemented his place in the fabric of popular culture.
For this very special show, José González performs with the maverick 20-strong orchestral collective The Gothenburg String Theory in a unique collaboration that explores new and exciting terrain.
The Gothenburg String Theory is one of Sweden?s most visionary art music collectives and sees some of Berlin and Gothenburg?s most vibrant, exciting contemporary musicians join forces. Together they have undertaken numerous collaborations to create extraordinary musical multi-media art projects like no other. The ensemble?s lush arrangements and bold instrumental textures will take González?s beautifully introspective song writing and expressive performance into new sonic territory.