Saturday, January 13, 2018
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd, 63108
Claire Chase – flute
Tyshawn Sorey – drums, percussion, glockenpsiel , compositions
Corey Smythe – piano & compositions
Three years ago, NMC drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Pulitzer, to see Claire Chase, who The New York Times described as “one of the most electrifying flute players on the planet.” She now returns to St. Louis with multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey and pianist Corey Smythe, core members of the arts collaborative she founded, ICE, which The New Yorker described as “America’s foremost new music ensemble.”
Chase is a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, and through ICE, has premiered more than 800 new music works around the world. Sorey, a composer, percussionist, trombonist, and pianist, has just released his sixth record, Verisimilitude, this August; The New York Times called it “his most captivating album yet,” praising the effortless way it obliterates the line between composition and improvisation. Smythe, who performed on the album, is known for his strong jazz improvisation skills, as well as his work in classical and new music. He can be heard on Hilary Hahn’s Grammy Award-winning In 27 Pieces and at the Mostly Mozart festival in Lincoln Center.
For this concert, the trio will perform an eclectic program: Pauline Oliveros’ Earth Ears and Environmental Dialogue, Morton Feldman’s 1978 work Why Patterns? and two new pieces: a Smythe/Sorey duet, and a Tyshawn Sorey composition for drums and contrabass flute.
Presented in partnership with Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
Special support for this event has been made possible by the Phoebe Dent Weil Charitable Trust.