Oasi Trio Presents: Post-Cortona Premieres Concert
Saturday, 9/7/19, 7:30pm
Kathryn Vetter (clarinet), Claire Niederberger (violin), and Magnus Villanueva (piano) as the Oasi Trio present six world premieres by composers Will Healy, Paul Hwang, Clark Hubbard, Chelsea Komschiles, and Diana M. Rodriguez. All composers and performers are alumni of the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy. The commissioned pieces vary in instrumentation with two trios, one trio with electronics, a solo violin piece, a solo clarinet piece, and a duo for clarinet and piano. These premieres showcase diverse styles including electroacoustic elements, music paired with an olfactory experience, and genre-mixing art-pop.
Saxophonist Jack Wright and guitarist Doug Theriault
Wednesday, 9/11/19, 7:30 pm
Described twenty years ago as an “undergrounder by design,” Jack Wright isa veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia. He has played mostly on tour through the US and Europe since the early 80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 76 he is still the “Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation,” as the late guitarist Davey Williams called him in the 80s, on the road as much as ever.
Wednesday, 9/25/19, 7:30pm
Ambient Lullabies is a music series curated by Concetta Abbate. It showcases music around a concept rather than a genre. The series features music that falls between categories, leaves space for contemplation, meditation and reflective thoughts. It explores Music as Medicine; as a daily practice. The shows calls for a listening room. Audience is invited to bring drawing, journals, sketchbooks, painting and any silent creative work that compliments listening to music.
Sly Horizon – ‘The Anatomy of Light’ CD Release
Thursday, 9/26/19, 8:00pm
SLY HORIZON is a brand new group founded by a trio of well-seasoned New York based creative musicians: Rick Parker (trombone, electronics, synths), Álvaro Domene (7 string electric guitar and electronics), and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums/electronics). Rick Parker’s processed trombone functions as a focal point of enthralling lyricism, while Domene’s haunting soundscapes and metallic expressions provide the playground for Carlstedt, whose approach to drumming constantly enhances the groove and forward motion of the group’s music. Their ear-grabbing improvisational music, without any trace of artistic compromise, has the potential to appeal to a broad range of listeners, including adventurous jazz fans, open-minded metal listeners and devotees of ambient and electronic music. SLY HORIZON creates an ever-expanding sonic universe that, while finding inspiration in many sources, ultimately exists in a space all its own.
Ricardo Gallo solo piano
Thursday, 9/26/19, 9:30pm
Ricardo Gallo presents in this format compositions from his repertoire for other groups in solo-piano versions, and improvised pieces. As pianist-composer, Gallo looks to minimize the distinction between improvisation and composition. Or, in other words, to present in a distilled and direct way the creative process of his music that has been known mainly through his work with other groups and collaborations with other musicians.
Friday, 9/27/19, 7:00pm
Hotel Elefant brings an awareness of todayʼs music to the general public through commissions, performances, and moderated discussions between composers, performers, and audiences. Committed to modern sounds and sonic explorations, this “audacious and unafraid” (New Music Box) ensemble highlights living composers who are blurring lines, pushing boundaries, and fostering creativity.