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10khrs on 12/04/2012 at 08:00AM

New Music from Douglas Ewart, Steve Swell & Omar Tamez

On December 6th at Roulette, Interpretations presents an exciting event, with concert works for ensembles on the cutting edge of composition, improvisation, and integrative arts. 

In anticipation of this event, we are offering tracks from our three featured artists. One of these featured artists is Quasar, one of Douglas Ewart's many projects, and one that shares concepts about interdisciplinary performance with his group Inventions. Also included is Steve Swell, with two tracks from one of his other projects, Platform 1 (Ken Vandermark, Steve Swell, Magnus Broo, Joe Williamson, Michael Vatcher). And lastly, two duo tracks from Omar Tamez with percussionist Ramón López.

Those attending the event will get the chance to see NYC’s renowned trombonist/composer Steve Swell team up with guitarist/composer Omar Tamez to pay homage to Tamez’ father Nicandro Tamez, a prolific yet unsung Mexican composer in the avant-garde tradition. Swell will also premieres his new long-form work Composite #8. The two composer/performers have assembled an amazing band including Darius Jones (alto sax), Jonathan Golove (cello), & James Ilgenfritz (bass).

Also performing that night will be renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Douglas R. Ewart presents Water is Tops, a mesmerizing multimedia work using sound, spoken word, movement arts, and his unusual musical invention, Sonic Tops, to explore the sonic, ritual, philosophical aspects of water. Featuring movement and poetry from Mankwe Ndosi, Ni’Ja Whitson, & Jenelle Speller, & instrumentalists Donald Smith (piano), J.D. Parran (woodwinds), Warren Smith (drums, percussion), & Douglas R. Ewart (woodwinds, electronics, voice).



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