1. Roulette TV: TYSHAWN SOREY

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    Sorey's book of quintet music, originally comprised of 41 compositions for quartet (guitar, saxophone, bass, drums) written from 2002-2005, explores many facets of contemporary creative improvised music. This is a music that possesses a chamber ensemble-like interplay, as well as moments of density and melodicism. Since 2003, there were a number of great musicians who participated in this quartet, such as pianists Carl Maguire and Russ Lossing, saxophonist Pete Robbins, and bassists Carlo De Rosa and Matt Brewer. In July 2005, the group expanded into a quintet format. From this period until January 2007, the group then experimented with many possible ways of performing the music by expanding the instrumentation of the ensemble (up to nine musicians). In August 2009, the group returned to the quintet format, and many of the compositions were performed at the Stone during a two-night period. This is the second performance of this new edition of the quintet, and it will feature Sorey's longtime collaborator in the ensemble(s), saxophonist Loren Stillman. Tyshawn Sorey (b. Newark, N.J., 1980) is an active composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across an extensive range of musical idioms. As a percussionist, trombonist, and pianist, Tyshawn has performed and/or recorded nationally and internationally with his own ensembles and with those led by Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Coleman, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Michele Rosewoman, Anthony Braxton, Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, and Billy Bang, among many others. Sorey‘s work has been favorably reviewed in Traps, The Village Voice, The Wire, The New York Times, Modern Drummer, JazzTimes, The Star-Ledger, and Downbeat Magazine, and on WKCR-FM. Tyshawn has also appeared in Downbeat Magazine’s Annual Critics’ Poll since 2007. His article in Arcana 4 (John Zorn, ed.), “Meaning in Music”, examines his approach to both composition and improvisation. Sorey received his B.M. (2004) in Jazz Studies and Performance from William Paterson University where he studied under John Riley, James Williams, and Kevin Norton, while concurrently studying composition with Anton Vishio and John Link, in addition to working in various settings under Peter Jarvis, director of the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble. Sorey has also conducted and participated in various lectures and master classes on improvisation, composition, contemporary drumming, ensemble playing, and critical theory at the International Realtime Music Symposium in Norway, Hochschule für Musik Köln, School of Improvisational Music, Musikhochschule Nürnberg, Berklee College of Music, Birmingham Conservatory of Music in England, and Cité de la Musique in Paris. He has received commissions from Van Lier Fellowship and Roulette Intermedium, most recently for a multi-chapter work in progress entitled “Wu-Wei,” recently premiered in its' entirety at The Stone in New York City, where he served as curator, in August 2009. Tyshawn is currently a private instructor in composition and improvisation for the School of Improvisational Music. Quintet: Loren Stillman (alto + soprano saxophones) Todd Neufeld (guitar) Cory Smythe (piano + keyboard) Thomas Morgan (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Produced by Jim Staley

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    • Height of Sky

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      • Wadada Leo Smith: Decoding Ankhrasmation

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        What unifies all of Wadada Leo Smith's projects is what also makes them so different from each other—Smith’s commitment to every musician having an individual sound. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. Read a transcript of the entire conversation at NewMusicBox: http://www.newmusicbox.org/?p=13798

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        • Oguri Sample video

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          • Cézanne's Doubt (excerpt D: final scene) Daniel Rothman, composer

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            final scene of Cézanne's Doubt, a chamber opera by: Daniel Rothman, composer Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, real-time video processing performed by: Thomas Buckner, baritone voice David Smeyers, clarinet Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet Theodore Mook, cello Kent Clelland, live audio signal processing Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, live video performance Cézanne's Doubt, an essay by the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, was the inspiration for my chamber opera for one singer. In his lyrical essay Merleau-Ponty is much like his subject as he drafts the painter's effort to express what he sees. Those processes of capturing—or losing—and expressing are also evoked by Charles Baudelaire in his poem Une Charogne (the carcass), which had a profound influence on Cézanne and is my principal text. With video artists Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell, Cézanne's Doubt invokes the process of hearing and seeing through the lens of new media that discovers ourselves behind it. Cézanne's Doubt was premiered at the Steirischer Herbst 1996 (Graz, Austria) by Thomas Buckner (voice), Kent Clelland (live audio processing), Ted Mook (cello), David Smeyers (clarinet), and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), with Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell (live video processing), and had subsequent performances in Oakland's Scottish Rites Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Merkin Hall in New York, and Princeton University Art Museum. It is dedicated to Nicholas Collaros, in memoriam, and recorded on New World Records. (http://www.newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=8­0528 ) Los Angeles Times review at http://articles.latimes.com/1998/apr/15/entertainment/ca-39303

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            • Wadada Leo Smith (CC 'El Matadero', Huesca 5/06/2013)

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              Concierto de Wadada Leo Smith en el Centro Cultural 'El Matadero' de Huesca el 5 de junio de 2013 (http://www.elclubdejazz.com/conciertos/wadada_leo_smith_huesca_06_2013.html). Entrevista en "Club de Jazz" a partir del 26 de junio de 2013. Toda la información y derechos: http://www.elclubdejazz.com Aviso: en los minutos finales del video hay un problema de sincronización entre imagen y sonido. Cuestiones técnicas que no hemos podido resolver. Las proyecciones que acompañan a Wadada son de Jesse Gilbert (http://jessegilbert.net/)

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              • Cézanne's Doubt (excerpt A: 3'41" - 8'45") Daniel Rothman, composer

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                Cézanne's Doubt, a chamber opera by: Daniel Rothman, composer Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, real-time video processing excerpt from 3'41"-8'45" performed by: Thomas Buckner, baritone voice David Smeyers, clarinet Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet Theodore Mook, cello Kent Clelland, live audio signal processing Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, live video performance Cézanne's Doubt, an essay by the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, was the inspiration for my chamber opera for one singer. In his lyrical essay Merleau-Ponty is much like his subject as he drafts the painter's effort to express what he sees. Those processes of capturing—or losing—and expressing are also evoked by Charles Baudelaire in his poem Une Charogne (the carcass), which had a profound influence on Cézanne and is my principal text. With video artists Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell, Cézanne's Doubt invokes the process of hearing and seeing through the lens of new media that discovers ourselves behind it. Cézanne's Doubt was premiered at the Steirischer Herbst 1996 (Graz, Austria) by Thomas Buckner (voice), Kent Clelland (live audio processing), Ted Mook (cello), David Smeyers (clarinet), and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), with Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell (live video processing), and had subsequent performances in Oakland's Scottish Rites Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Merkin Hall in New York, and Princeton University Art Museum. It is dedicated to Nicholas Collaros, in memoriam, and recorded on New World Records. (http://www.newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=8­0528 ) Los Angeles Times review at http://articles.latimes.com/1998/apr/15/entertainment/ca-39303

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                • sound. at Fiesta Hall / Scratch panel discussion

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                  Panel: Branden Joseph, Bob Ostertag, Dont Rhine (Ultra-red), Wadada Leo Smith; Haruko Tanaka, moderator The Scratch Orchestra was an experimental musical ensemble whose ranks swelled to over 50 people in its brief existence. It was defined in its founding constitution as “A large number of enthusiasts pooling their resources (not primarily material resources) and assembling for action (music making, performance, edification).” The Scratch Orchestra arose from Cornelius Cardew's "Experimental Music" class at Morley College near London and reflected his musical philosophy at that time. This meant that anyone could join, graphic and text based scores were used (rather than traditional sheet music), and there was an emphasis on indeterminate composition. Cardew, with co-founders Michael Parsons and Howard Skempton published A Scratch Orchestra: draft constitution in The Musical Times in June 1969. The constitution set out the framework, which would dominate the orchestra’s musical work for the first half of its existence. It proposed a fluid community where students, office workers, amateur musicians and some professional composers would gather together for performance, music making and edification. The Orchestra dissolved in 1974 due to the strains of Cardew's "reverse seniority" (whereby the most junior members in age would receive the first opportunities to direct the Orchestra), tensions between musically-trained and non-musically-trained members, and Cardew's increasing interest in radical politics. This panel was organized on the occasion of the Los Angeles premiere of "Pilgrimage From Scattered Points" by Luke Fowler which takes the Scratch Orchestra as its subject.

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                  • Our Favorite Drummers: Pheeroan AkLaff

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                    With Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet and Double Quartet, Asbury Hall, March 9, 2012.

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                    • Wadada Leo Smith / sound. at the Kings Road Park Pavilion pt. 1/2

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                      Recorded on August 28. 2010 Taped and Edited by Alexandra Pelly Produced by SASSAS

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