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Osso Touring Behind Surjan Remix Album


08/05/2009
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(PR) In late October Osso will begin a North American tour in support of their debut record Run Rabbit Run, a re-arrangement of Sufjan Stevens' Enjoy Your Rabbit—a genre-bending electronic instrumental song cycle referencing the animals of the Chinese zodiac—for the string quartet.

The album is due out October 6 on Asthmatic Kitty Records. Also featured on the tour will be screenings of Stevens' The BQE, a 40-minute symphonic and cinematic exploration of New York's infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

A string quartet with a modernist pulse, Osso has contributed string arrangements to Stevens' Illinois as well as My Brightest Diamond's Bring Me the Workhorse. Members of Osso have also performed with array of artists including Jay-Z, Alice and Ravi Coltrane, The New Pornographers, Antony and the Johnsons, The Polyphonic Spree, The National, Devotchka and Kanye West. On tour they will perform selections from Run Rabbit Run, which features Stevens' oblique glitches, repetitive trills and experimental textures rearranged for the string quartet by a number of composers including Nico Muhly, Michael Atkinson, Maxim Moston, Gabriel Kahane and others.

October 24 92nd St. Y Tribeca New York, NY*
October 26 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
October 27 Hope College Holland, MI*
October 28 Schuba's Chicago, IL*
October 29 Southern Theater Minneapolis, MN*
November 1 Toby Theater at Indianapolis Mus. of Art Indianapolis, IN*
November 2 The Dame (in the Reserve) Lexington, KY*
November 3 Country Club Cincinnati, OH
November 4 Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, PA
November 6 Tufts University Boston, MA
November 7 Venue tbd Philadelphia, PA

* with DM Stith



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