Myra Melford's Fire & Water Quintet

  • Sat, Mar 30, 2024 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Dixon Recital Hall at Tulane University

    Newcomb Circle
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Ticket Price $20.00 Buy Tickets
Description

For the Love of Fire and Water

Assembled by acclaimed pianist and composer Myra Melford, each member of this supergroup has an impressive catalog as a bandleader and collaborator. The result is a gathering of some of the most compelling improvisers working today including Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ingrid Laubrock on saxophone, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Lesley Mok on percussion. 

 

For The Love of Fire and Water is inspired by the American painter Cy Twombly’s drawings, Gaeta Set (for the Love of Fire & Water). The dynamic music uses provocation and cacophony aside quieter sounds and blank space. The resulting music aligns with Twombly’s organic, elemental ideas that he sought to portray in his artwork. 

 

Presented by The New Quorum, this is visionary bandleader Myra Melford's first appearance in the New Orleans area.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/06/arts/music/myra-melford-fire-and-water-quintet.html

 

The New Quorum's presentation of Myra Melford's Fire & Water Quintet is supported through a Chamber Music America Presenter Consortium for Jazz grant in collaboration with Epistrophy Arts and Nameless Sound. A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, Presenter Consortium for Jazz is funded by the Doris Duke Foundation.

Date & Time

Sat, Mar 30, 2024 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

Dixon Recital Hall at Tulane University

Newcomb Circle
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 Dixon Recital Hall at Tulane University
The New Quorum

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