20:30 – 22:30
Chris Brown with Søren Kjærgaard and Aram Shelton
Chris Brown – piano, electronics
Søren Kjærgaard – organ
Aram Shelton – saxophone
Tickets: 50 dkk
Pianist and Electronic Musician Chris Brown visits from the San Francisco Bay Area to perform compositions and improvisations with pianist Søren Kjærgaard and saxophonist Aram Shelton.
The concert will have two sets. The first will feature a pair of Brown’s compositions: “Retrospectacles”, for piano and electronics, and “Snakecharmer”, for wind instrument and electronics. The second set will feature a trio improvisation with Chris on piano, Søren on organ and Aram on saxophone.
Chris Brown, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, creates music for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, for computer networks, and for improvising ensembles. Collaboration and improvisation are consistent themes in his work, along with the invention and performance of new electronic instruments and software. He is a founding member of The HUB, the pioneering network music ensemble, and has composed many interactive works for the percussionist William Winant (Iconicities, New World Records.) His trio with Winant and saxophonist Frank Gratkowski were featured on the 2009 Donaueschingen Musiktage. His most recent music explores microtonal tunings, including 6Primes, for piano in 13-limit just intonation, Arcade for string quartet, and Ragamala Chiaroscuro, for wind trio. Recordings are available on New World, Tzadik, Pogus, Intakt, Rastascan, Ecstatic Peace, Red Toucan, SIRR, Leo, and Artifact labels. He is currently a Professor of Music at Mills College and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM). http://cbmuse.com
Søren Kjærgaard’s work as a pianist, composer and improviser encompasses a variety of settings ranging from his trans-Atlantic trio with drummer Andrew Cyrille and bassist Ben Street, to the duo collaboration with Torben Ulrich, the 82 year old legendary Danish tennis player and inter-disciplinary artist. Most of S.K.’s activities in recent years have been exploring and interweaving different approaches to music and sound, converging elements of improvisation, composition, performativity and practice into one dynamic field of play. Having released 10 albums as a leader and played on thirty-some albums as a sideman, SK is regarded as one of the leading voices coming out of the vibrant Danish jazz, improv- and new music scene today. http://sorenkjaergaard.com/
Aram Shelton is an improviser and composer who performs on saxophone, clarinets, and live electronics. He plays with a distinct, harmonically rich sound and develops musical thoughts through constant motion, tonal shifts and complex sounds alongside clear melodic and rhythmic constructs. His vocabulary utilizes the range of extended techniques including multiphonics & harmonics, circular breathing, wind sounds and an exploration of the outer ranges of the instrument. He’s been an integral member of the creative music communities in the Bay Area and Chicago, and has recently relocated to Copenhagen. http://www.aramshelton.com/