Del Stephen's Concrete Creative Recollections Research Group
Del Stephen is an exploratory artist who, similar to how one might (clumsily) dance through life, often performs music that blends spontaneous composition with a carefully crafted collaging of sound, movement, and poetry. While his vast and persistent creative output (10 albums in the last 2 years?!) makes a case for art being essential to one’s survival, the critical role of the temporary death and wary rebirth of live music cannot be understated. For this special Long Winter set, Del Stephen assembled the Concrete Creative Recollections Research Group, an artistically diverse multi-instrumental ensemble of past and present collaborators, to help respond to recent musical ideas and further present new ones.