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8:30 PM Admission $15 Students $10 MEMBERS FREE
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Pulse Jazz Composers – "Sihr Halal": Music of Praise and Celebration
[AJSM Event: “AVANT-JAZZ – STILL MOVING” FESTIVAL]
"Sihr Halal" features the premiere of six compositions by the Pulse
composers that meld improvisation, contemporary classical and world music
in a modern re-imagining of Western and non-Western musical traditions.
Music by: Joseph C. Phillips Jr., Darcy James Argue, Jamie Begian, JC
Sanford, Joshua Shneider, and Yumiko Sunami, performed by: Ben Kono
(saxophones, clarinets, oboe, English horn, flute, Chinese flutes,
shakuhachi), Dan Willis (saxophones, clarinets, oboe, English horn, flute,
Armenian Duduk, Zurna), Meg Okura (violin & erhu), William Martina
(cello), Jacob Garchik (laptop), Yumi Kurosawa (koto), Luke Notary & TBA
(percussion). Funded in part by a Meet the Composer performance grant.
Pulse is a federation of award-winning composers who have joined forces to
create and perform music that redraws traditional musical boundaries.
Pulse began in May 2004, when founder and Artistic Director Joseph C.
Phillips Jr. assembled a group of composers who shared his commitment to
music that defies categorization. Pulse combines influences from jazz,
contemporary classical, and popular genres in a fluid, expressive, and
The Pulse Ensemble includes some of the finest musicians in New York City.
Experienced in jazz, classical, rock and world music, these players have
also performed with Philip Glass, Charles Mingus, Alarm Will Sound, Gil
Evans, Steve Reich, Wynton Marsalis, David Bowie, the Bang on a Can
All-Stars, Fred Hersch, Bill Evans, Joe Lovano, Maria Schneider, Dawn
Upshaw, Terence Blanchard, Gamelan Dharma Swara, Paul Nash, John
Abercrombie, Dave Douglas and Michael Brecker. Through regular concert
performances and interdisciplinary projects, like the “Eloquent Light”
series of music inspired by photography and an upcoming collaboration with
a New York dance company, Pulse seeks to challenge and inspire.
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Added by roulette on May 4, 2007