The Week in Arts: Soderbergh’s Latest, Sharon Van Etten, Kronos Quartet | Modern Society of USA

The Week in Arts: Soderbergh’s Latest, Sharon Van Etten, Kronos Quartet

The Week in Arts: Soderbergh’s Latest, Sharon Van Etten, Kronos Quartet

Feb. 9; msg.com.

Ten years after releasing her debut studio album, “Because I Was In Love,” the singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten seems to be making an effort to start fresh, again. Her latest album, “Remind Me Tomorrow,” released last month, shows a slew of new eclectic influences from the previously folk-pop-oriented singer.

There are more synths and drum machines on this set than on most of its dreamy predecessors. But the overall feeling is still raw and vulnerable, retaining the traits that make her music so irresistible. Arrangements from the producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Blondie) bolster the singer’s always deft songwriting while insuring that it retains its experimental edge.

Van Etten will stop at Beacon Theater in Manhattan in the midst of an 18-date national tour to promote the new release; Fred Armisen (in musical, not comedy, capacities) and Nilüfer Yanya will open. NATALIE WEINER

But they date back to the late 19th and early 20th century, when ikats were made with a technique called “cloud binding,” in which bundles of tied-up threads are resist-dyed multiple times to create complex patterns. Even as their loud colors seize your attention, the soft edges of the textiles’ floating shapes convey an irresistible sense of comfort and luxury. WILL HEINRICH

Source link