Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Ian Ethan Case brings “Meet the Beast” tour to Brandon Music, debuting guitar

Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Following a busy 2016 which included his first tour of Europe, two performances with a full symphony orchestra, and roughly 39,000 miles of concert travel within the U.S. alone, acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case presents a new tour for 2017, previewing music from his upcoming album “Earth Suite” and featuring a never-before-seen custom instrument affectionately dubbed “The Beast.” Hear it at Brandon Music May 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Joining Case will be live looping and electronics specialist Stephanie Case, adding even more sonic and orchestrational variety to the mix.

This new instrument incorporates newly developed acoustic synthesis technology from American inventor Paul Vo and was co-designed by Case and private luthier Wade Sylvester. It took over seven years to build. With an array of tuning levers allowing for accessing hundreds of tunings on the fly, along with sophisticated electromagnetic technology that physically manipulates the vibration of the 12 strings, be prepared to hear other-worldly sounds most have never imagined could come from a guitar—double-neck or otherwise.

This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, celebrating public funding for the arts.

Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 for reservations or more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.

Photo courtesy of Brandon Music
Double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case will play this custom instrument, called “The Beast.”

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