«  

April 2011

  »
S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
Venue:
Christ Church Neighborhood House20 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $12 Single Event General Admission (link below) / $30 ICP 3-Concert Pass (link at end of post)**
Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 8:00pm

Instant Composers Pool Orchestra

Three Days in Philadelphia

Michael Moore, alto saxophone + clarinet
Ab Baars, tenor saxophone + clarinet
Tobias Delius, tenor saxophone + clarinet
Thomas Heberer, trumpet
Woller Wierbos, trombone
Misha Mengelberg, piano
Mary Oliver, violin
Tristan Honsinger, cello
Ernst Glerum, bass
Han Bennink, drums

Please join Ars Nova Workshop for our third and final night with the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, featuring Han Bennink, Woller Wierbos, Michael Moore, Misha Mengelberg, Ab Baars, Tobias Delius, Mary Oliver, Tristan Honsinger, Ernst Glerum, and Thomas Heberer! Before the concert, NPR jazz critic Kevin Whitehead will lead a public dicussion with ICP and discuss his new book, Why Jazz?

Instant Composers Pool (ICP) - a collective of Dutch composers and improvisers - was formed in 1967 by Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, and Willem Breuker to further the cause of experimental, category-bending music both socially and politically.  The corresponding, artist-run ICP Records has released over 40 albums and is the longest running label of its kind.  Performing live, the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra has featured many of the most challenging creative artists of the past 40 years, including Derek Bailey, Peter Brötzmann, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, John Tchicai, Alan Silva, and many others.  The current line-up for the ICP Orchestra consists of 10 of the most innovative artists from around the globe, truly exemplifying the cosmopolitan and relentlessly creative drive that has animated the collective since the late-1960s.   From ragtime to swing, composed pieces to improvisation, bop to free jazz, classical to carnivalesque, the ICP Orchestra continues to be at the forefront of the creative music that they have been so influential in founding, proliferating and supporting over the last five decades.

**Ticket Options: A $30 3-day pass for all ICP Orchestra concerts is purchasable here.

Pre-Concert Public Discussion (6pm)

Tonight at 6pm, Kevin Whitehead will lead a public discussion with ICP Orchestra. Whitehead is the longtime jazz critic for National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" and has written about jazz for many publications, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Down Beat, and the Village Voice. He is the author of New Dutch Swing – the foundational English language text on Amsterdam’s experimental jazz scene and the ICP Orchestra -  and his essays have appeared in such collections as Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006, Jazz: The First Century, and The Cartoon Music Book. In addition to discussing the past, present, and future of the ICP Orchestra and Dutch jazz, tonight Whitehead will talk about his new book, Why Jazz?

In Why Jazz?, Whitehead provides a concise history of jazz from its pre-recorded origins to the present day. He introduces all the major names (Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman and Wynton Marsalis) and examines classic and overlooked recordings by great musicians from Louis Armstrong to John Zorn. As Whitehead draws connections across the music’s 100-year history he shows how jazz keeps reinventing itself out of its core materials: call and response, contrasting rhythms, personalized sounds, and improvised statements.