Friday, April 15, 2011
It's a 1980's extravaganza on this New Sounds, featuring music from the back wall of the New Sounds library. Among these works from the 1980s is "Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi" from the Art Ensemble of Chicago and "When I Go Up (I Feel Like Shouting)" from Lights In a Fat City. Also, hear "Open Window" by Bobby Previte and "Ramayana" by The Ordinaires. Plus a trio of vibes, bass and drums with Karl Berger Dave Holland, and Ed Blackwell, with a piece called "Dakar Dance." And more.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Composer Bobby Previte, whose ensembles "speak in visionary tongues" (The New Yorker), premieres TERMINALS, Part 1: DEPARTURES – a set of five concertos for the enthralling and innovative quartet So Percussion and star soloists. The solo improvisers include Zeena Parkins, harp; John Medeski, keyboards; DJ Olive, turntables; vocalist Jen Shyu; and Bobby Previte himself on drums. Having been fascinated by the architecture of airports since a young age, Previte's work is a musical interpretation and graphic representation of their structure and form.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, recorded in October at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden, hear the American premiere of Bobby Previte's set of musical miniatures - "The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro." It's an ambitious and colorful work by the composer/drummer Previte, where painting, poetry and music all come together, bringing to life a series of small canvases that Joan Miro painted during World War II. Listen to Joan Miro's texts, read by actor David Patrick Kelly, and Bobby Previte's musical responses the paintings.
Sunday, November 07, 2010
For this New Sounds, listen to Bobby Previte's "The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro." It's a set of 23 musical miniatures, buoyant responses to each of the colorful, whimsical, and sensual "Constellation" paintings by artist Joan Miro. That and other music for large ensembles, including the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Relache, and Jon Balke and Magnetic North Orchestra.