Expanding the Rift: A Night of Exploratory Composition and Improvisation – Polly Moller Springhorn’s Tomography Fortunae and William Winant / Zachary James Watkins Duo
Date(s) - 07/26/2019
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Community Music Center
- New Music
- All Ages
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- 7:30PM Q&A
- 8:15PM Concert
Polly Moller Springhorn’s Tomography Fortunae
- Tom Bickley – recorders
- Tom Djll – trumpet, electronics
- Tom DiMuzio – electronics
- Tom Duff – banjo, electronics
- Tom Nunn – inventions
- Tom Scandura – drums
- Tom Weeks – alto saxophone
- Polly Moller Springhorn – composer
Tomography Fortunae is a three-movement graphic score for seven musicians named Tom, by Polly Moller Springhorn. The intention of this piece is to combine the Fortunate Numbers with ritual movement and improvisation to bring all the musicians and the audience good fortune. Musicians must go by the name Tom, either officially on their birth certificate, informally as a nickname, or temporarily for the duration of the performance. Toms may play any instrument or sing. Each of the three movements – “Velet luna”, “Cornu Unum de Manu Gestaret Reposuisse de Amalthea”, and “Manus in Gubernaculo” – takes the musicians through ever-greater complexity in ritual movement and graphical cues. The piece is performed “in the round” to create a close connection between musicians and audience and to share the good fortune engendered by the music.
William Winant / Zachary James Watkins Duo
- William Winant – drums, percussion
- Zachary James Watkins – guitar, pedals
The William Winant / Zachary James Watkins Duo create improvised landscapes playing percussion and electronics. Interested in the sensitive relationships between their respective instrumental colors, the two explore radical form, dynamics and timbre in real time.
Co-Presented by KFJC 89.7FM, the 18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit by Outsound Presents is a concentrated celebration of the music and its listeners, still independent and volunteer-run in a time of corporate takeover of the City’s music scene and a swiftly homogenizing City culture. This year we’ll present artists like Andrea Centazzo, Francis Wong, Lenora Lee, Vinny Golia, William Winant and many more!