The Bay Area Rova Saxophone Quartet, recently named Best Jazz Combo by the East Bay Express, kicks off its 32nd year with a two set concert of original works at the historic Berkeley Hillside Club. The concert will focus on recently recorded Jon Raskin and Steve Adams pieces composed using graphic notation—compositional systems that employ images and symbols outside traditional music notation to convey the composer’s intentions to the performer. Including a good measure of the graphically notated pieces along with other Rova originals, the quartet performance will explore fresh methods to mine the fertile ground of improvised music, finding new correspondences between composed and open forms. The Berkeley Hillside Club offers a rare opportunity to hear Rova in an optimal acoustic environment.
Rova Saxophone Quartet (Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin)
Official Website: http://rova.org
Added by RovaArts on September 4, 2008