Dan Blake with Mivos Quartet to Play Roulette, 12/8
Roulette, celebrating 35 years of new and adventurous music, are thrilled to present Dan Blake with Mivos Quartet, Sunday, December 8, 2013.
Fresh from years of touring and recording with such diverse luminaries of new music as Anthony Braxton, Julian Lage and Esperanza Spalding, Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer Dan Blake unflinchingly breaks through boundaries in this multi-media collaboration with the celebrated Mivos Quartet. This work is an exploration of a unique sonic and visual world that integrates Blake's idiosyncratic improvised-compositional style within an interactive 3-D animation created specifically for the evening's performance. This work is made possible by a commission from the Jerome Fund for New Music, and further support was provided New Music USA's Composer Assistance Program.
Saxophonist and composer Dan Blake "regards tradition as a welcoming playground best approached with a sense of wonder and adventure" (The Boston Globe). Since moving to Brooklyn in 2006, he has been at the forefront of the creative music community, producing an eclectic body of work that reaches across a wide spectrum including cutting edge multi-media works, electro-acoustic sound and noise pieces, experimental works for solo saxophone, scored compositions for chamber ensembles, several acclaimed jazz recordings. danielblake.net
The Mivos Quartet, an "accomplished, admirably broad-minded young string quartet" (The New York Times), is devoted to performing the works of contemporary composers, presenting new music to diverse audiences. Since the quartet's inception in 2008, they have performed and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding cadre of international composers who represent multiple aesthetics of contemporary classical composition. They have appeared at leading venues in New York City and have appeared on concert series including Concerti Aperitivo (Udine, Italy), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), Aldeburgh Music (UK) and the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music (Germany).
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