Saturday November 22, 2014
Adventures In New Music
Composition, Improvisation, and Electronics
by The Michael Dessen Trio
Winifred Smith Hall, UCI
8:00 pm, Admission $15
Seniors, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children, $5
Praised in DownBeat Magazine as “a musician for this moment,” composer and trombonist Michael Dessen and his trio deliver a unique evening of adventurous improvisation, intricate compositions and live electronics.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
“Composing For Improvisers and Improvising With Composers”
A workshop/presentation by The Michael Dessen Trio
Winifred Smith Hall
4:00 pm, Free
Jazz musicians in the past century pioneered a stunning diversity of methods for collaborative, realtime music making that continue evolving today in many directions and communities. In this presentation, composer-trombonist and UCI professor Michael Dessen and renowned musicians Chris Tordini (bass) and Dan Weiss (drums) will demonstrate some of the ways they integrate improvisation with intricate pre-composed structures as well as with new forms of technology such as live audio processing and dynamic, screen-displayed “scorestreams.” The workshop is open to the public, and both specialists and non-specialists will be welcome. The trio will also perform a concert of their original music at 8pm.
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