photo by Brantley GutierrezIn 2008, when saxophonist / composer Colin Stetson released the first volume of his "New History Warfare" trilogy, he figured that the music would become more complex and more challenging from one album to the next.
And that has definitely been the case: "Vol. 3: To See More Light," released last month, is the most ambitious of the three.
"It's definitely been a progression," says Stetson, an Ann Arbor native who graduated from Pioneer High School and then earned a degree in saxophone performance from the University of Michigan School of Music in 1997.
"The music on all three albums fundamentally comes from the physical act of playing the instrument, so as my abilities have grown, my compositional abilities have become more further-reaching, and more vast in scope. By the time I did the third one, I was definitely drawing on a broader palette, and using bigger musical ideas," says Stetson, who comes to the Blind Pig on Friday.
Some people have a particular set of skills. Skills they have acquired over hours of practice. Skills that make them a delight for people like you. They will not look for you, they will not pursue you. But they might find you at the Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Festival.
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You wouldn't know it to look in the well-stocked grocery stores, and you might only guess at it when you're driving around on country roads, but even in this very agricultural area, we're not growing much food here for the 350,000 people who live in Washtenaw County.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will hold a dedication ceremony Wednesday for the department’s Hall Of Honor, which will honor four fallen deputies.
The city of Ann Arbor is lending an assist on the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute's study of technology that helps cars communicate with each other.
The City Council voted Monday night to accept $622,884 in federal grant funds — part of a larger $14.9 million grant awarded to UMTRI — for the city's role in the multi-year project.
Editor's note: The location has been corrected in this article.
A fire destroyed a semi tractor and kept the northbound entrance ramp to U.S. 23 from Michigan Avenue in Pittsfield Township closed for several hours early Tuesday.