5 Questions to Tyshawn Sorey 

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Tyshawn Sorey is an acclaimed composer and multi-instrumentalist from Newark, New Jersey. A virtuosic drummer immersed in jazz, experimental music, and Western classical styles, Sorey’s own work transcends genre. He has worked nationally and internationally with Vijay Iyer, Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, Claire Chase, Anthony Braxton, Myra Melford, and written music for the International Contemporary Ensemble, PRISM Quartet, Davóne Tines, Alarm Will Sound, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A 2017 MacArthur Fellow, Sorey has released twelve critically-acclaimed recordings, and his latest release, Pillars (Firehouse 12 Records, 2018), is an extraordinary four-hour trance for octet spread across three CDs.