Hereditary with Colin Stetson


When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s (Toni Collette) family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Over the past 15 years Colin Stetson has developed an utterly unique voice as a performer, composer, and bandleader. From his work as a soloist (primarily alto and bass saxophones), featured in his critically acclaimed New History Warfare Trilogy, to his most recent outings with projects such as Sorrow: a reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony, and the avant-post-black metal band, EX EYE, Stetson continues to produce an array of musical offerings that defy classification.

While his recordings have been featured in numerous films and TV episodes (12 Years a Slave, Rust and Bone, and The Black List, to name a few), he has also produced original scores for a wide variety of films, where he has utilized a rich amalgam of his signature sonic characteristics, enhanced by various arrangement and instrumentation, orchestral and otherwise. 2018 has seen an original score on the A24 film, Hereditary, as well as on season one of the Hulu series The First.

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