A Winged Victory for the Sullen bring the ambient sound of ‘harmonic Robitussin’ to the Englert

A Winged Victory for the Sullen open for Glenn Kotche March 31 at the Englert -- photo by Tina Miguel
A Winged Victory for the Sullen open for Glenn Kotche March 31 at the Englert — photo by Tina Miguel via Flickr Creative Commons

Glenn Kotche w. A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Englert Theatre — Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

Neo-classical ambient duo known as A Winged Victory for the Sullen perform on Tuesday at the Englert as supporting to act to percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche. The act have dubbed their music “harmonic Robitussin,” a name that speaks quite well to the dreamy, transcendent state that they guide listeners into through the droning, sweeping noises of electric guitar and combinations of classical instruments such as cello, harp and violin.

The band began in 2007 when Adam Wiltzie was touring in the band Sparklehorse and met backstage with composer Dustin O’Halloran met him backstage at a show in Bologna Italy. From there, a friendship and musical collaboration grew. After their debut self-titled album in 2011, their second record together, ATOMOS, let their fans know that this was more than a side project for the pair. The duo created the album as dance piece for London Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor, but just as musical work in its own right, it is remarkable for how elegantly it combines beauty and chaos.

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