Bobby Previte

New Sounds

New Sounds 80's Night

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.


New Sounds Live

So Percussion & Bobby Previte: Pocket Concertos

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.

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New Sounds

The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro

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.


New Sounds

Musical Miniatures

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.