Redeemer Lutheran Church is pleased to present the next in its series exploring and celebrating the spiritual content of popular song on Saturday, October 26th with Spirit Songs: The Music and Words of Nick Cave. Over more than 40 years of creative life, Cave has fearlessly addressed questions and themes at the heart of what it means to be human including love, death/murder and God/the divine; not necessarily in that order. His work has taken on even greater depth in the wake of the tragic accidental death of one of his teenage sons in 2015 as Cave addressed his coping with this tragedy.
This program will combine performances of key works from Cave's musical catalogue along with excerpts from his writings including readings from "The Red Hand Files", thoughtful, often pastoral, answers Cave has provided to fan questions on a wide range of subjects.
Contributors to this show include:
· Jon Brooks - Brooks’ music is polyphonic in sound, word, and influence. His performances are emotionally intense raids on the inexplicable human heart. Brooks’ 7 albums are thematic obsessions over paradox, love, fear, religion, war, PTSD, technology, grief, animal justice, murder, ecology, esoteria, and the stars - his essential message: we are loved.;
· Laurel MacDonald - a singer and a musician who works at intersections of traditional folk music and contemporary music technology;
· Mitch Girio - a composer, producer and engineer. Mitch has placed songs on tv/ film projects such as Gotham, Single Parents and Brightburn and recently completed production work on a new album by José Contreras' (By Divine Right);
· Vivienne Wilder - a singer, writer/poet, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist whose musical work has been described as “literature punk”, “prairie punk”, and “jazz punk”;
· John Paul Kleiner - a singer/songwriter trading in melodic, guitar-based melancholy.
Tickets are only $25 and are AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, 1696 Bloor St. West at Indian Rd (2 blocks east of Keele/Parkside Dr.).