From Detroit’s Trinosophes:
Tomorrow! Friday, Jan. 22: Collin Tucker’s Maps of Disintergration and Forgetfulness with local improvisors.
Musicians from around southeast Michigan will converge on Trinosophes tomorrow to present MAPS OF DISINTEGRATION AND FORGETFULNESS, a series of works for acoustic chamber ensembles by Buffalo-based, Michigan-born composer Colin Tucker. The concert will feature new versions of three pieces for an ensemble of double-basses (sometimes amplified), creating a bass-heavy, visceral, immersive listening experience.
The works of MAPS OF DISINTEGRATION AND FORGETFULNESS explore the ruins of melodic lyricism. Conventional melodic gestures are slowed down, while their contours are flattened and liquefied. The gestures are layered on top of each other within highly constrained pitch spaces, creating a thick, opaque, engulfing mass of sound. The works of MAPS explore the boundary between musical portrait perspective (i.e. melodic lyricism) and landscape perspective (i.e. sound masses): traces of melody are hardly absent, yet melodic line never fully materializes as individual sounds instead become mired in the inertia of viscous, resistant sound masses.
Doors at 8 pm; $5-10 donation
Friday, Jan. 29: Polyfold
Polyfold is a new, large group including many of the emerging artists from the younger generation of improvisors. Within the collective, there are multiple smaller ensembles which are featured:
– Glenn Tucker Organ Trio
– Ian Finkelstein Quartet
– Marcus Elliot Quartet feat. Alex Levine
– Matthew Daher solo
– Molly Jones large ensemble composition
This will be a great overview of what’s happening with this scene within a scene. Seem them now when it’s still only…
$8 suggested donation. Doors at 8 pm.
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