March 24th, 2023 7pm Stage 3
Jared Saltiel returns to Rockwood Stage Three to celebrate the release of his new EP Dream Song. An introspective record written entirely during the peak of social distancing, the shadow of unprocessed grief hangs over this haunting new collection of songs, ranging in style from spacey indie rock to baroque singer-songwriter pop. Performing the vast majority of the instrumentation himself, Saltiel worked with audio engineer and longtime collaborator Ken Rich (Ingrid Michaelson, Son Lux) to help craft the detailed textures and atmospherics. Despite the rich, full-bodied sound, Dream Song is a very intimate affair, with the only other contributors being Max Moston (Antony & the Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright) on violin and Emily Hope Price (Pearl & the Beard, Kishi Bashi) on cello. No matter the topic, be it ghosts, fascists, infatuation, or Exodus, these songs seek out disquieting ambiguities with uncompromising honesty.
Jared Saltiel is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, producer/arranger, and occasional composer for theater. As a solo artist, he has released two quixotic full-length concept albums (A Light Within, Out of Clay), and two straightforward EPs (One More Revelation, No Heroes). And his theatrical work has been featured in Timeout and the New York Times.