Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2011
GARDEN II: House (world premiere)
“A deeply nuanced world — Jonas crafts a richly expansive sound that stresses subtle timbral shadings and tersely composed phrases punctuated by sudden bursts of flavorful improvisation … Distinctive, accessible, simple and achingly beautiful.”
Michael Kremer, Jazziz
At University Settlement on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, 2011, TILT Brass presents the World Premiere of GARDEN II: House, a newly commissioned intermedia work (music and video) by Santa Fe-based composer, performer, media artist and United States Artists Simon Fellow Chris Jonas. In addition to the integral video and installation production work by Santa Fe-based Littleglobe, GARDEN II: House features local heroes of creative music Herb Robertson on trumpet and Joe Fiedler on trombone, along with the composer on soprano saxophone and TILT Brass Director Chris McIntyre also on trombone. House is staged within the unusual set-up of a cube of transparent video screens that envelop the performing quartet (see video below for installation view).
This innovative blend of acoustic musical interactivity with three dimensional video projection garnered the project a prestigious Meet the Composer Commissioning Music/USA award in 2010.
Complete Press Release for GARDEN II: House
Location: 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 [MAP]2011-12 Season