The rumored Eaux Claires winter thing, dubbed Eaux Claires Hiver, has been confirmed. It’s being billed as “an immersive weekend of performance and improvisation featuring Ani DiFranco, Pieta Brown, Jon Hopkins, Aaron Dessner, Justin Vernon, William Brittelle and more, presented via three distinct events.” It’ll take place November 21-24 at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire.
Oh, and the original Eaux Claires festival will return in July 2020.
Here’s an on-brand press release for the 37d03d (that’s “people,” but upside-down!):
EAUX CLAIRES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES EAUX CLAIRES HIVER
November 21-24, 2019, Eau Claire, WI
Eaux Claires festival announces EAUX CLAIRES HIVER (HIGH-ver? HEE-ver? Eee-VAIR? Even the founders aren’t sure…), an immersive weekend of performance and improvisation featuring Ani DiFranco, Pieta Brown, Jon Hopkins, Aaron Dessner, Justin Vernon, William Brittelle and more, presented via three distinct events.
37d03d Performances, November 22-23, various venues: After gathering earlier in the week to compose and collaborate, members of the 37d03d (upside-down “People”) present music, visual art, and literature in a variety of spaces and settings with audiences ranging from a handful to hundreds. After a year in which the main festival lay fallow, this portion of Eaux Claires Hiver echoes the tradition of fall plowing, when farmers turned the earth before it froze, so it would be soft for the seeds come spring. The results of the residency will be viewed in progress and in proximity with the understanding that the pieces—and the experience—will inform and flavor July 2020’s Eaux Claires V (yep, that’s news…we’ll have dates soon).
37d03d tickets go on sale on Tuesday, October 15 at 10am CT. $80 ticket covers 6pm to late both Friday, 22 and Saturday, 23, only 500 tickets available. Purchase at pablocenter.org.
Ani DiFranco and Justin Vernon in Conversation, November 21, 7:30 pm, RCU Theatre, Pablo Center at the Confluence: Shooting the breeze onstage like they’re backstage, Justin Vernon and Ani DiFranco join each other in conversation. “Ani DiFranco is the first person I ever heard of who wrote, arranged, engineered, mixed and released her own music,” says Justin Vernon. “She is a mind-blowing songwriter and inspiration. I want to ask her the questions I’ve always wanted to ask her; about her journey, her hardships and victories. And I want an audience there because the answers will be too special to hold on to as one person. AND…there will be some music….and surprise guests.”
Ani DiFranco and Justin Vernon in Conversation tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 15 at 10am CT. $30-$100. Purchase at pablocenter.org.
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the TU Dance troupe present: Come Through, November 22-24, RCU Theatre, Pablo Center at the Confluence: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Artistic Directors Uri Sands and Toni Pierce-Sands of contemporary dance troupe TU Dance present Come Through, a ground-breaking collaboration featuring music by Vernon and choreography by Sands. After touring the piece across the nation from New York’s Kennedy Center to L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl, the collaborators are eager to perform it in the place where the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers meet. Come Throughwas commissioned and produced by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series.
Come Through tickets already on sale. Fri, Nov 22 and Sat, Nov 23 at 7:30pm and Sun, Nov 24 Nov at 1:30pm, $42:50 to $125
All tickets available from pablocenter.org
More about 37d03d
37d03d began with a residency in Berlin in 2016 and has continued to grow through events around the world ever since. 37d03d HIVER will be its second event in the US, following a very successful and important iteration at Pioneer Works back in May, 2019. Recently announced and aired was the 37d03d radio hour with Converge Radio, featuring Trever Hagen and Drew Christopherson, where they share music and conversations from some of the intimate events we have been fortunate to create together.
Eaux Claires Hiver 37d03d participants include:
Gail Ann Dorsey
Korde Arrington Tuttle