April 19, 2011
ICElab | Impossible Flow: the music of Steve Lehman
Live at (le) poisson rouge, New York
ICElab places the ensemble in collaboration with six emerging composers and sound artists annually. Rather than accept traditional commissions, these six composers partner with teams of ICE musicians in intensely collaborative incubation residencies, working together to develop new evening-length works.
Long known as a virtuosic saxophone player at the center of New York's experimental jazz scene, Steve Lehman has also developed a reputation as a brilliant composer.
His 2009 album Travail, Transformation, and Flow was placed on an unprecedented 30 Top-Ten lists of jazz and experimental albums around the world. Meanwhile his work with composers Tristan Murail and Anthony Braxton, and his extensive experience in electroacoustic media, have yielded a musical style at the frontiers of contemporary concert music and experimental jazz.
This ICElab concert spotlights his new-evening length piece, Impossible Flow, tailor-made for ICE.
Steve Lehman, composer, saxophone
Eric Lamb, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Tim Albright, trombone
Ike Sturm, double bass
Cory Smythe, piano
Nathan Davis, percussion
Cody Brown, drumset and percussion
Sound Engineer, Levy Lorenzo
Audio Recorded by Ryan Streber
Video by MeerkatMedia