Music Program
 


Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 p.m.

10x5x2 #2 - 10 solos, 5 minutes, 2 sets

Asbury Hall @ Babeville

 

Kelly Bucheger: saxophone
Tim Clarke: trumpet
Andy Czuba: electronics
Brian DeJesus: contrabass
Liz Holland: percussion
Megan Kyle: oboe/english horn
Nola Ranallo: voice
Joe Rozler: piano
Pam Swarts: guitar/electronics/voice
Katie Weismann: cello

The second in an ongoing series of concerts featuring the solo performer/improviser in a unique context & environment. Ten individuals will play consecutive five-minute long solos, in two separate sets. The solos will be performed in random order for each set, following a large color-coded projection on screen, with a one-minute possible overlap (or silence). This series is a fundraiser to help support continued concert programming at Hallwalls.

 
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Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m.

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

Barry Altschul's The 3dom Factor

Jon Irabagon (saxophone)
Joe Fonda (contrabass)
Barry Altschul (drums)

Born in the South Bronx on the 6th of January 1943, drummer-composer Barry Altschul was quickly ensconced in the hard bop scene of the late 50s and 60s. But it was a gig with pianist Paul Bley's trio that put him amongst the ranks in the New York's burgeoning free jazz scene of the next decade. This resulted in world tours and recordings with such notables as Steve Swallow, Gary Peacock, the Jazz Composers' Guild Orchestra, Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, and many others. At the end of the 60s he played in the cooperative band Circle with Chick Corea, Anthony Braxton and Dave Holland as well as with the Sam Rivers Trio with Dave Holland and with the Anthony Braxton quartet with Holland, Georges Lewis or Kenny Wheeler. His familiarity with the tradition also landed him work with the likes of Hampton Hawes, Sonny Criss, Lee Konitz, Art Pepper, Kenny Drew, Tony Scott, Johnny Griffin, Babs Gonzalez, and many others. In addition to this, he led his own free bop groups, with such luminaries as Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Davis, Ray Anderson, Mark Helias, Santi Di Briano, and Uri Caine, to name a few.

During a 10-year sojourn in Paris, France he was chosen to be the first foreign artistic director of the French regional big band of Nancy where he conducted as well as composed music for a 20-piece orchestra with arrangements written by his friend, the great Colderage Taylor Perkinson. During that time, he also toured Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe as a cultural ambassador for the USIS. Returning to the US in 1993, he worked as a professor at Sarah Lawrence College, freelanced around New York, and played with a Dave Douglas project where he renewed his relationship with Roswell Rudd ... continue reading >>

 
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Wednesday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m.

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

Battle Trance




Travis Laplante: tenor sax, compositions
Patrick Breiner: tenor sax
Matt Nelson: tenor sax
Jeremy Viner: tenor sax

Blade of Love is the new album from tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance. The follow-up to their widely acclaimed debut Palace of Wind (2014), Blade of Love is an elemental composition that aims to fulfill the tenor saxophone's expansive potential as an ensemble instrument. Working within the intimate intersection of the human body/breath and the saxophone, Blade of Love is a spiritual and enigmatic work with a deep emotional resonance.

Since forming in 2012, the four saxophonists in Battle Trance (Travis Laplante, Patrick Breiner, Matt Nelson, Jeremy Viner) have spent hundreds of hours deepening their musical connection with each other, maturing as an ensemble through relentless touring everywhere from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, Montreal to Vancouver, and most places in between.

The three movements of Blade of Love were composed by Battle Trance leader Travis Laplante and recorded by the group in a wooden room with soaring ceilings in the Vermont forest, after spending two years of rigorous rehearsals working to perfect the array of extended techniques, both virtuosic and primal, required to bring the challenging piece to life.

Blade of Love's central focus is on the physical and spiritual intersection of the saxophone and the human body ... continue reading >>

 
 
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IN THE GALLERY
from Sep. 16, 2016
through Oct. 28, 2016
 

Amy Greenan - Eric Magnuson - Brad Phillips - Betty Tompkins

Text has a long and storied history in art and has played a fulsome part of modern and contemporary art movements, where language has been occasionally deconstructed, broken into its formal/visual elements, and treated alternately and simultaneously as painterly and poetic gestures. Over time, we are made persistently aware that language and its constructs are a fluid mechanism, within which meanings change, evaporate, or re-emerge in new, unanticipated ways ...