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Colin Stetson

60 minsFirst aired 23 Feb 2019
Johnathan Durand

Musical visionary, reedsmith and sax deconstructionist Colin Stetson guides us through the tracks that influenced his score to Hereditary.

In conjunction with RBMA’s Music in Film series, we’re shining a light on the artists who are responsible for music on screen. Colin Stetson started off playing bass in bands, and his unique take on low frequencies with his bass saxophone landed him work with Arcade Fire, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the National, among many others. But it’s perhaps Stetson’s mastery of circular breathing and close-mic-ing that marks him as a visionary — he coaxes harmonic drones and scuttling metallic rhythms from his instrument in a way that is both hypnotic and unsettling. Stetson’s uncategorizable approach has recently been applied to the soundtrack of the instant-classic Hereditary. In this mix, Stetson presents some of the tracks that have influenced him along the way.


Produced by Caroline Whiteley
Engineered by Joseph Hazan

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