Music Program
 

Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m.

$15 general admission, $12 students/seniors, $10 members

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Vandermark / Wooley Duo

Ken Vandermark - tenor/baritone sax, clarinet
Nate Wooley - trumpet

Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley had been operating in each other's orbits for several years, having worked together with Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Agusti Fernandez, and Terrie Ex, before putting together their duo project in October 2013 when they toured the United States for the first time. With this unique ensemble, they deal directly with each other's iconoclastic compositional and improvisational vocabularies, and have created a book of original material that takes inspirational cues from the under-appreciated work of John Carter and Bobby Bradford.

Vandermark and Wooley have worked together to create an organic combination of the jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition, and have then placed it into the raw and intimate context of this duo. more info at: kenvandermark.com & natewooley.com

Hallwalls Music Program is made possible through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency & a generous grant from the Cullen Foundation.

 
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Thursday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m.

$15 general admission, $12 students/seniors, $10 members

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In The Sea

Cellist Tristan Honsinger started improvising in Montreal more than forty years ago, prior to his decisive move to Europe, where he's been at the centre of improvised music activity ever since. So this group represents an oblique sort of homecoming, as well as an introduction to some of this city's finest players today. Their rapport is obvious, the results a satisfying mixture of musical empathy and creative conflict. Tristan plays with characteristic daring from his reserves of readymade tune fragments and shards of poetry and into the protean unknown that is the foundation for the best group improvising. Violinist Josh Zubot and bassist Nicolas Caloia don't merely follow him there, but provoke him—and each other—in ways that are, by turns, subtle, assertive, and irreverent. A superb encounter.

Honsinger is a particularly interesting artist because he has worked with so many first generation improvising artists and has an intimate knowledge of the regional differences in approach. For example, Honsinger has played extensively with Derek Bailey and Evan Parker in the UK; Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink in Holland; Peter Brötzmann and Peter Kowald in Germany; and Cecil Taylor in the USA. He has also spent considerable time in Italy and Japan. Currently Honsinger regularly gives workshops and master classes with the ICP Orchestra. In the past the workshops he has given in Montreal have served as a catalyst for a number of important artistic creations, including Jean Derome's "Oiseaux" ... continue reading >>