FEIST’S NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCE “MULTITUDES” TO MAKE US PREMIERE
In an unconventional production, Feist invites the audience to reclaim the stage with Multitudes; an intimate performance of new songs. Following its development in Hamburg and subsequent tour in North America in 2021, Multitudes makes its United States premiere this April & May with limited capacity performances in Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and Stanford.
The production, developed by Feist with legendary designer Rob Sinclair (David Byrne’s American Utopia, Peter Gabriel, Tame Impala) is an in-the-round performance, with fully immersive surround sound where Feist will be closer than ever to her audience. The circle represents time, life and death, the sun and moon, the earth itself and us all within it. The circle provides a gentle hospitality for this shared experience.
Conceived during and in response to the pandemic, when stages had to remain empty and communal joy was interrupted, Multitudes offers a joint and safe re-entry to the rarified air of performance; it is both an end and a beginning.
Featuring all new music written and performed by Feist and accompanied by Todd Dahlhoff and Amir Yaghmai, the Canadian artist creates an intimate, radically communal, and topsy-turvy production that muddies the roles between audience and performer, observer and its subject. We are welcomed to sit back and watch, or raise our voices in collective anonymity. Anything goes.
To stay abreast on all developments of Multitudes, please visit listentofeist.com.
Widely recognized as one of the most compelling vocalists and songwriters in her genre, Leslie Feist is an 11-time Juno Award-winning solo artist and founding member of Broken Social Scene. Following the breakout success of her sophomore album Let It Die, she went on to achieve international acclaim with 2007’s The Reminder: a gold-certified release that landed on best-of-the-year lists from outlets like Pitchfork, Spin, and Rolling Stone. Along with earning four Grammy nominations, The Reminder’s success paved the way for Feist’s appearances on such iconic shows as “Saturday Night Live” and “Sesame Street.” Arriving in 2011, her fourth full-length Metals was hailed as the best album of the year by New York Times, and later won the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. In 2017 Feist released her most recent album Pleasure, a critically lauded work accompanied by a storytelling podcast series entitled “Pleasure Studies”, named Podcast of the Year by Apple Podcasts.
Warning: This event using flashing lights and projection effects
A production of TO Live and International Summer Festival Kampnagel
Presented in association with the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund (Canada)
Co-commissioned by TO Live, International Summer Festival Kampnagel and Festspielhaus St. Pölten (AT)