Tuesday, March 29th - LE GRAND MIX, Tourcoing
Wednesday, March 30th - LE DIVAN DU MONDE, Paris
Thursday, March 31st - LES TRINITAIRES, Metz
Friday, April 1st - LA LAITERIE, Strasbourg
Saturday, April 2nd - LE FIL, Saint Etienne
Sunday, April 3rd - LE CIEL, Grenoble
Glasser is the one-woman orchestra of Cameron Mesirow. Her debut album, Ring, is a singular work. It moves like the wake of a small boat in a still lake: each song its own, but leading to, and becoming, the next. In doing so it builds on the tradition of classic albums like Van Morrisonís Astral Weeks, Joni Mitchellís Blue, and R. Kellyís Trapped In the Closet song-cycle: albums that as a whole create stories that are bigger than the sum of their individual songs.
With Ring, however, Cameron worked for months with producer Ariel Rechtshaid to re-imagine her musical arrangements, incorporating organic instrumentation like strings, woodwinds, bass, and a wide array of percussion into her once-sparse recordings. Her simple, minimal melodies†and rapturous vocals are perfectly complimented by the albumís maximalist arrangements. The voice becomes a focal instrument, delivers abstract stories and sounds that drench the music in emotion without resorting to narrative clichťs.
In Glasser there exists, side by side, the optimism of a woman captivated by creation and travel, as well as the anxiety that accompanies nomadism and change. Of this duality, the New York Times said ďthese are beautiful songs, both sweet and abstract, deeply felt and anodyne.Ē Somehow, in Glasserís efforts to make sense of her world, she is making music with the universal lure of both a lullaby and a hymn.