Post-rock duo Adam Wiltzie and Brian McBride aka Stars of the Lid bring this year’s Transcender festival to a close with a performance of their expansive ambient music.
Starting out as one of the first American post-rock bands of their ilk, Stars of the Lid have grown over the years into something of a cult phenomenon. And watching them live it’s easy to see why – crafting subtle layers of guitars, strings and electronics into huge, shifting soundscapes, their music is something you can’t help but totally lose yourself in.
Performing here with an expanded line-up that features string ensemble Echo Collective, Adam Wiltzie’s long-time studio collaborator Francesco Donadello and Bobby Donne from Kranky labelmates Labradford, playing the colossal Moog 55 Modular Synthesizer, Stars of the Lid will revisit previous material and debut new music, accompanied by washed-out visuals from long-time collaborator Luke Savisky and German lighting designer MFO.
Audio visual artist Claire M Singer will open this concert performing 'The Molendinar' from her Solas album. A brooding, swelling piece of distorted organ music in which notes float above a building ambience.