Monday, March 10, 2008

Steve Lehman Solo Concert

GASP Gallery Presents:

Friday, March 14th @ 8:00
STEVE LEHMAN – solo saxophone/live electronics

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

Read The New York Times review:

"Probing the furthest frontiers of rhythm science, alto saxophonist Steve Lehman represents some of the most advanced compositional thinking in jazz today. A child of the avant-garde, he's a former student and bandmate of Anthony Braxton and a member of Fieldwork, the collaborative trio with piano visionary Vijay Iyer. Lehman's 2005 outing Demian as Posthuman, featuring Meshell Ndegeocello, is a study in splintered soundscapes and mind-altering beats." -Philadelphia Weekly

Named a Rising Star on the alto saxophone in 2006 and 2007 by the Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll, STEVE LEHMAN is a saxophonist and composer whose work resides on the cutting-edge of contemporary music. He has been recognized as one of today's truly original creative voices by The Wire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and by National Public Radio. A former student of both Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton, he has performed and recorded throughout the United States and Europe with his own ensembles, and with those led by Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, Mark Dresser, Vijay Iyer, Oliver Lake, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Lehman's pieces for large orchestra and chamber ensembles have been performed by the Janacek Philharmonic, members of Ensemble 21 and Ensemble Sospeso, and by the pianist Marilyn Nonken. Lehman's recent electro-acoustic music has focused on the development of computer-driven models for improvisation using Max/MSP. Lehman is a doctoral candidate in Music Composition at Columbia University. Lehman's recordings as a leader include On Meaning (Pi 2007) and Demian as Posthuman (Pi 2005), featuring 9-time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello.

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