Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver Trio

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:30PMThe 560 Music Center Ballroom
560 Trinity Ave.
University City, MO 63130

Danish saxophonist and composer Lotte Anker has found musical success with renowned pianist Craig Taborn and relentlessly innovative drummer Gerald Cleaver. Since 2003 the trio has released three critically acclaimed CDs and has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America. Best known for an intense yet almost meditational sense of playing, Anker’s trio showcases her as an exceptionally strong improviser, crafting a voice unique in its long-form sonic gestures. Her style is almost painterly in nature with immense detail and movement that touches on the best of avant-garde jazz legacies.

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Kris Davis Quintet

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:30PM
Co-sponsored by Washington University
The 560 Music Center Ballroom
560 Trinity Ave.
University City, MO 63130
  • Kris Davis (Piano, compositions)
  • Mat Maneri (viola)
  • Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone)
  • Eivind Opsvik (bass)
  • Tom Rainey (drums)

Kris Davis has quickly grown to become a vital contributor to New York’s jazz scene. Her turbulent, open-structured pieces have caught the ears of The New York Times, which recently included her in an article about four pianists titled “New Pilots at the Keyboard” and wrote: “Over the last couple of years in in New York one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down pianist Kris Davis.”

For her New Music Circle performance, Kris Davis will be joined by Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone), Tom Rainey (drums), Matt Maneri (viola), and Eivind Opsvik (bass).

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Caboladies

Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:30PM White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
Eric Lanham – Electronics, Synthesizer Chris Bush – Electronics, Synthesizer

Caboladies members Eric Lanham and Chris Bush have maintained a significant presence on the experimental electronic music scene since the duo’s debut in 2006. Both as a collaborative duo and under the solo monikers of Carl CalmFlower Manand Palmetto Moon Electronic Group, Lanham and Bush have produced a wealth of music that documents their uniquely fractured sonic sensibilities. Regularly touring and releasing LPs, cassettes, and CDs for labels such as NNA, Editions Mego/Spectrum Spools, and Dekoder, Caboladies have quickly established themselves as fixtures on the midwest experimental electronic scene, finding common ground with peers such as Emeralds and Onehtrix Point Never.

Their January performance for New Music Circle at White Flag Projects will consist of separate opening sets by Lanham and Bush, followed by a proper Caboladies set with special live video accompaniment by fellow Lexington musician and graphic designer, Robert Beatty ( Three Legged Race / Hair Police ).
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George Lewis / Marina Rosenfeld, “Sour Mash”

Saturday, December 15, 2012 CAM (Contemporary Art Museum)
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Sour Mash was composed by George Lewis and Marina Rosenfeld as a recording collaboration for multiple playback recombinations. Their fruitful partnership produced vinyl records intended to be further manipulated in their “Sour Mash” live sets, and also as creative material to be further used by other musicians and DJs.

A member of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), George Lewis’s work as composer, improvisor, and performer explores electronic music, multimedia installations, and text-sound works. His awards include the MacArthur Fellowship, and he has published and recorded prolifically. Lewis is currently the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University.

Turntablist and multi-media artist, Marina Rosenfeld, creates large-scale performance works and installations. Her work has been commissioned by the Whitney Biennial, Tate Modern, The Kitchen, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and her music presented at festivals such as Mutek, Donaueschingen, and Ars Electronica.

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Wadada Leo Smith and The Golden Quartet

Wadada Leo Smith and The Golden Quartet

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 7:30 pm

 

  • Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Vijay Iyer, piano
  • Pheeroan akLaff, drums
  • John Lindberg, bass

560 Trinity Building at Washington University

Golden Quartet is an ensemble of master composers / performers, whose experimental practice utilizes the quartet form, which is the purest foundation of musical expression in jazz / creative music and western music culture. As multi-instrumentalists they are concerned with a practice and research that involves an array of complex systemic forms, where the musical languages of compositional / improvisational / ankhrasmation are merged seamlessly in their interactive development in the quartet and are manifested in the performance dimension as a single music language. Golden Quartet’s music is fiery, explosive, and surges with a positive improvised energy force that’s constructed with polycentric melodic / sonic / rhythm units. The ensemble’s textural and structural materials reveal a musical terrain that is creatively rich and architecturally clear in form.
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