Three years ago, NMC drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Pulitzer, to see Claire Chase, who The New York Times described as “one of the most electrifying flute players on the planet.” She now returns to St. Louis with multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey and pianist Cory Smythe, core members of the arts collaborative she founded, ICE, which The New Yorker described as “America’s foremost new music ensemble.”
Chase is a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, and through ICE, has premiered more than 800 new music works around the world. Sorey, a composer, percussionist, trombonist, and pianist, has just released his sixth record, Verisimilitude, this August; The New York Times called it “his most captivating album yet,” praising the effortless way it obliterates the line between composition and improvisation. Smythe, who performed on the album, is known for his strong jazz improvisation skills, as well as his work in classical and new music. He can be heard on Hilary Hahn’s Grammy Award-winning In 27 Pieces and at the Mostly Mozart festival in Lincoln Center.
Tyshawn Sorey: Bertha's Lair for flute and percussion (2016) Pauline Oliveros: The Witness (1989) Tyshawn Sorey: Trio for Harold Budd (2012) Pauline Oliveros: Earth Ears (1989) Tyshawn Sorey: Bertha's Lair 2 for flute, piano, and percussion (2016)
Presented in partnership with Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
Special support for this event has been made possible by the Phoebe Dent Weil Charitable Trust.
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