Tuesday 10.10.2023125 DKK

Helen Money US + Minais B & Jihaan Yussuf

Amplified avant-garde cello noise

Cathartic noise, aggressive intensity, and ethereal beauty: Helen Money, alias Alison Chesley, is one of today’s most innovative contemporary cellists, ranging from avant-garde metal to new minimalist composition. Over three decades, she has created dark and ominous music on amplified cello in collaboration with heavyweights such as Jarboe (Swans), Steve Albini, and Russian Circles. Expect a dark and joyful ride! For fans of Sunn o)), Colin Stetson, and Liturgy. Minais B & Jihaan Yussuf open the evening with synths and poetry.

Helen Money stands as one of the most unique and versatile cellists working today. Composer Alison Chesley uses the instrument to access and channel the extremities of human emotion, employing extensive sonic manipulation and an array of plucking and bowing techniques to summon an astonishing breadth and depth of sound.

Alison Chesley is an unparalleled cellist and composer who has been making boundaryless music for nearly three decades under the moniker Helen Money. From her work in Verbow to her solo releases, extending to her work as a highly sought after collaborator with Jarboe, Bob Mould, Steve Albini, Neurosis and many more, Chesley has remained a singular voice and a pioneer in expanding the scope and perception of the cello.

Helen Money is equally at home in the New Music realm as she is in the New Metal realm. She has toured extensively with an incredible array of musicians, including Shellac, Neurosis, Sleep, Russian Circles, Magma, Agalloch, Earth, and Nina Nastasia. Both Portishead and Shellac selected her for their respective All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals and she toured with Earth in their last European tour in 2019.

“Powerful, harrowing and liberating.  Like the best metal music, it leaves an immediate, indelible impression.” (Dusted Magazine)

“Over-ear headphones recommended — but no matter how you hear it, Trace will weave its way into your brain circuitry.” (Chicago Reader)




Tuesday 10.10.2023
Venue: Stairway
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 125 DKK incl. fee

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