Gordon Beeferman’s MUSIC FOR AN IMAGINARY BAND
Tue Sept 22 – 8:30 PM
Music for an IMAGINARY BAND, led by composer-pianist Gordon Beeferman, is a (real) 7-piece group comprised of some of New York’s most uniquely creative musicians – Nate Wooley, Evan Rapport, Matt Bauder, Josh Sinton, James Ilgenfritz, and Michael Evans. The band explores the territory where classical ‘new-music,’ jazz and free improvisation intersect. Beeferman’s compositions range from the gnarly to the operatic, and are both incredibly detailed and very free; the band’s intensive improvisational explorations are tethered to highly structured frameworks.
The Mara Rosenbloom Quartet CD Release
Wed Sept 23 – 8:30 PM
“Lyrically contemplative and rhythmically pulsating…this quartet plays music that renders believable a future for jazz.” All About Jazz. The Mara Rosenbloom Quartet (Mara Rosenbloom, Darius Jones, Nick Anderson and special guest) has been performing together as a unit for 2 solid years. Tonight will mark the official showcase of their debut release School of Fish, featuring the original music of Mara Rosenbloom. The music is a celebration of community and human interaction – how we forge unspoken bonds, react, drift apart, and out of inherent need, find each other again.
Mario Diaz de Leon
Fri Sept 25 – 8:30 PM
Mario Diaz de León’s music focuses on acoustic/electronic hybrids that often fuse the two elements into unified meta-instruments. Often structured as walls and gestures of shimmering sound, his work is influenced by contemporary composers Scelsi, Ligeti, Dumitrescu and Radulescu as well as a wide range of electronic music, free improvisation, underground metal and American noise bands like Metalux and Sejayno. ICE is featured on his debut album for John Zorn’s Tzadik label, and members will perform several of his pieces from the album live at this event. Also featured will be the Talea Ensemble, conducted by Alex Lipowski.
Lisle Ellis “Stomping Ground”
Sat Sept 26 – 8:30 PM
Lisle Ellis, is a New York-based bassist, composer, visual artist, and teacher and tonight he presents Stomping Ground – a “band” of shifting dimensions and a “song” without end. It investigates ideas of community and a spectrum of diversity through traditional, experimental, and futuristic concepts, attempting to convey meaningful music through a shared sensibility of custom, territory, and gathering together. Lisle Ellis considers his Stomping Ground project to be a multifaceted proposal. At its core is a cross-generational approach that mixes veteran artists with newcomers from diverse communities, backgrounds, experience and brings them together in an encounter with an intricate compositional framework for creating structured improvisations. A layered ever-evolving system of Ellis’ design, “Formings”, utilizes graphic, gestural, and conventional notations to determine interactive behavior within the ensemble.
Sylvie Courvoisier Trio featuring Ben Perowsky and Thomas Morgan
Sun Sept 27 – 8:30 PM
Virtuosic Swiss composer/pianist, Sylvie Courvoisier has played and recorded with the likes of John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Tim Berne, Joey Baron, Herb Robertson,Mark Dresser, Lotte Anker, and Fred Frith. Tonight she is joined by Ben Perowsky and Thomas Morgan for an evening of original compositions. “This highly original and new music has it all: razor-sharp edges, sounds of a thousand dancing needles, thundering power arising from deeply yawning chasms, mystic
20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
Admission $15 Students/Seniors/Under 30s $10 MEMBERS FREE
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