Dev Res V – Dissolutions, performance 3: counterpoint
June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
I’m very pleased to be a recipient of Lebowskis Development Residency V.
There will be three gigs, each two months apart.
My project, Dissolutions aims to develop ground first broken by Keith Jarrett’s European quartet in the mid 1970’s. The ensemble aims to marry the thematic, harmonic, and melodic sensibilities of music of the European art music tradition with free improvisation and the rhythmic and textural approach of the jazz tradition.
Performance 3: counterpoint
Performance 3 will utilise the larger and somewhat unconventional ensemble of saxophone, bass clarinet, alto flute, viola, cello, and rhythm section. This ensemble will enable exploration of textural and contrapuntal ideas within an interactive improvising ensemble. The new works to be played at this performance will attempt to weave a line between group improvisation, intricate counterpoint, and organic formal structures, and will showcase the unusual textures possible with this diverse and flexible instrumentation.