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Composer Portrait: Fieldwork
"A jazz power trio for the new century!" - NPR's Fresh Air on Fieldwork
As part two of our three part Composer Portrait: Fieldwork, Ars Nova Workshop invites you for a night of music with Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey and Steven Lehman in trio.
Fieldwork is a collective of three widely celebrated young composer-performers: pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Steve Lehman, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey. Fieldwork's music reflects each member's ties to the American jazz tradition, modern composition, African and South Asian musics, underground hip-hop and electronica, and the influential music of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Fieldwork's intensely collaborative rehearsal process resembles that of a rock band: they use group improvisation to develop and expand their intricate compositions into something larger than the sum of its parts. The result is a dense yet visceral musical world -- tightly unified ensemble playing, extroverted and high-impact, but with a mysterious inner logic. Fieldwork's third album, Door, was released in spring 2008 on Pi Recordings to critical acclaim. Over the last 5 years, they have performed numerous US dates, and overseas in Italy, Portugal, Austria, France and Sweden.
**Ticket Options: A $30 3-day pass for the entire Composer Portrait: Fieldwork series is purchasable here.
Ars Nova Workshop is a Philadelphia nonprofit jazz and experimental music presenting organization. As a facilitator between artists and their audiences, Ars Nova Workshop works to inform, inspire and challenge listeners in order to elevate the role of jazz, improvisation and experimental music in contemporary culture.