Source: Experiments In Opera.
In celebration of the 75th Birthday of trailblazing composer and EiO mentor Anthony Braxton, Experiments in Opera presents a run of performances of Compositions No. 279-283 composed for improvisational actor and improvising musicians. This production is in collaboration with the Tri-Centric Foundation, which supports the continued evolution of the music of Anthony Braxton.
Drawing on Braxton’s complex systems of graphic notation, character development and narrative poetics, these compositions ask performers to engage with newspaper clippings, traditional improv comedy techniques and historical comedy tropes, all in the name of creating a dynamic and surprising evening of music and theater. These shows will feature director/performer Rob Reese, as well as a different set of musical improvisors for each night of the run. Confirmed musicians include renowned improvisers Nate Wooley (trumpet), Jessica Pavone (strings), Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones), Kamala Sankaram (vocals) and Elizabeth Saunders (vocals).
Music by Anthony Braxton
Directed by Rob Reese
Thursday March 26, 2020 – Rob Reese, Jessica Pavone and Kamala Sankaram
Friday March 27, 2020 – Rob Reese, Ingrid Laubrock and Kamala Sankaram
Saturday March 28, 2020 – Rob Reese, Nate Wooley and Elizabeth Saunders