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Friday, January 12 — Friday, March 2

Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls

Exhibition continues through March 2, 2018

Culled from nearly 40 years of Hallwalls' still and video archives (1977–2014), this exhibition will serve as a prelude to Introducing Tony Conrad, the upcoming retrospective at the UB Art Gallery and Albright Knox Art Gallery, by showcasing a selection of performances and still imagery documenting Conrad's decades-long association with Hallwalls. Performances will be looped and presented in the gallery alongside a photo montage of Conrad at Hallwalls. This exhibition is rare and unusual for Hallwalls, which more typically exhibits new works made by living artists directly for the gallery. But Conrad's history with Hallwalls stretches back to its earliest years and continued over five successive decades. The digitization and cataloguing of Hallwalls' archives—all of our archives, not merely those that include Conrad—has been a decade-long project that still continues and it is with great honor, reverence, and remembrance that Tony Conrad is the first subject of an exhibition derived entirely from those archives. Open in both spirit and presentation, Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls strives to be an evocative point of entry into the wider survey premiering in February at UB Art Gallery and in March at the Albright Knox Art Gallery before eventually traveling to ICA Philadelphia and MIT's List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Mass.

 
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Thursday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.

$10 general

Cages with Megan Kyle



Nola Ranallo - voice
David Bailey - guitar, electronics
Megan Kyle - oboe, english horn

 
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Wednesday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m.

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

Atomic




Fredrik Ljungkvist - saxophone, clarinet
Magnus Broo - trumpet
Håvard Wiik - piano
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - bass
Hans Hulbœkmo - drums

Atomic was established in 2000 and already after their first two studio albums Feet Music (2002) and Boom Boom (2003), both their growing audience and music reviewers alike began to perceive them as an original flavor with an entirely individual energy that few Scandinavian jazz groups could match. Even though initially thought of as a sort of rebellion to the quaintness of the "Scandinavian Sound" which had become exemplified by Norwegian artists on labels such as ECM, Atomic found themselves becoming a new sort of unique sound on their own. An explosive blend of American free-jazz with European characteristics is how some reviewers have described them. Or better yet, "part academic lecture, part a fun night out on the town", is how the band describes themselves, and is what makes their sound truly Atomic.
While they make no secret of their admiration for leading American jazz musicians such as Duke Ellington, Archie Shepp, Charles Mingus and George Russell, just to mention a few, the music of Atomic is also mixed with an equal love of European free jazz and improvised music. They regard the American and European jazz traditions as an inspiration rather than a restriction, as a springboard to set their own direction and position within jazz music.

No strangers to the touring circuit, Atomic were on the road almost as soon as they were formed, and they have since 2000 been touring extensively in Europe, Japan and the US ... continue reading >>

 
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Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m.

$10 general

Corsano/Baczkowski/Lopez Trio



Steve Baczkowski - tenor/baritone saxophone
Brandon Lopez - contrabass
Chris Corsano - drums, percussion

 
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Friday, March 16

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

Joseph Daley's Tuba Trio




Joseph Daley - tuba, euphonium
Scott Robinson - woodwinds
Warren Smith - drums, percussion

Joseph Daley's Tuba Trio is an exploration into the improvisational concepts of the visionary composer & multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers. Daley dedicates his new album The Tuba Trio Chronicles to the memory of his good friend and mentor Sam Rivers, with whom he played in the Rivbea Tuba Trio along with Barry Altschul. Joseph Daley is heard on tuba and euphonium and joined by Warren Smith, heard on drum set, marimba and a variety of percussion instruments, and Scott Robinson on a variety of reeds including tenor sax, bass sax, contra alto clarinet and more.

After nearly 40 years of recognition as one of the consummate sidemen on the adventurous music scene—with remarkable artists like Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Taj Mahal and so many more—Joseph Daley stunned musicians and fans alike with his brilliant CD, The Seven Deadly Sins released in 2011. The album also received rave reviews and made several Best of 2011 lists. Featuring his Earth Tones Ensemble (a full Jazz orchestra augmented by six additional low-toned horns, and including a seven-member rhythm section and four special guests), this powerfully innovative music mines the same rich vein of musical expression as that of immortals like Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and George Russell.

Whether performing with his large ensemble; with his evocative Ebony Brass Quintet; or in the sparer solo, duo or trio contexts; sheer musicality, deeply-hewn emotion and jubilant innovation are always at the core of Joseph's most singular musical expression ... continue reading >>

 
 
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from Jan. 12, 2018
through Mar. 2, 2018
 


Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls


Culled from nearly 40 years of Hallwalls' still and video archives (1977–2014), this exhibition will serve as a prelude to Introducing Tony Conrad, the upcoming retrospective at the UB Art Gallery and Albright Knox Art Gallery, by showcasing a selection of performances and still imagery documenting Conrad's decades-long association with Hallwalls.