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Pluta/Evans Duo Concert | 22-23 Conversations in Modern Music
March 25 @ 8:00 pmFree
Peter Evans, trumpet, & Sam Pluta, electronics
The music of this performance will be completely improvised.
Please note that passes are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Swain Lot is reserved for ADA parking.
Peter Evans has been a member of the New York musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating Oberlin Conservatory with a degree in classical trumpet. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, free improvised settings, electro-acoustic music, jazz and composition.
Peter Evans has been a member of the New York musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating Oberlin Conservatory with B.A. in classical trumpet. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber ensembles, free improvised settings, electro-acoustic music, jazz and composition. As a performer, Evans has been working to broaden the expressive range of his chosen instrument and enjoys playing with steady configurations of players and composers. Current ensembles include the Peter Evans Zebulon Trio and Quintet, the collaborative trio Pulverize the Sound with Tim Dahl and Mike Pride, and Rocket Science, with Sam Pluta, Craig Taborn and Evan Parker. Evans has been performing and recording solo trumpet music since 2003 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in that field. As a composer, in addition to writing for his own ensembles, Evans has been commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, and the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Artist Program. His has presented and/or performed his works at Darmstadt, the Köln Trienalle, Roulette Intermedium, and has toured his own groups extensively in Europe, Canada and the United States, including appearances at Warsaw Jazz Days, the Moers Festival, Jazz em Agosto, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, and All Tomorrow’s Parties. He maintains n interest in collaborative performing, both with notated and improvised materials, and has worked with some of the leading figures in new music: Peter Brötzmann, Tyshawn Sorey, Jim Black, John Butcher, Steve Shick, Dave Taylor, Jim Black, Weasel Walter, Mats Gustafsson, Mary Halvorson, Keiji Haino, Christian Marclay, George Lewis, and performs with both the International Contemporary Ensemble and the Wet Ink Ensemble.
In the field of education, Evans has given workshops in trumpet performance and improvisation at institutions including the University of California in San Diego, the Birmingham Conservatoire, The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University and the Hochschule für Musik Köln. In 2012 Evans was on faculty at the Chosen Vale Institute for trumpet, along with Tom Stevens, Mark Gould and Håkan Hardenberger. In 2011 Peter Evans founded his label, More is More Records, which has released several albums of his own: “Ghosts” and “Zebulon”, with the debut recording of Rocket Science scheduled for a September 2013 release. Both Ghosts and Zebulon received high critical acclaim worldwide, as well as in publications such as Wire Magazine, Downbeat, and Jazz Times.
For more info, check out: www.moreismorerecords.com
Sam Pluta Sam Pluta is a composer and electronics performer whose work explores the intersections between instrumental forces, reactive computerized sound worlds, traditionally notated scores, and improvisation. Since 2009, Sam has served as Technical Director, electronics performer, and composing member of Wet Ink Ensemble. Laptop improvisation is a core part of Pluta’s artistic practice. Performing on his custom software instrument, he has toured internationally with groups like Wet Ink, Rocket Science, and the Peter Evans Ensemble. Sam appears as a composer and performer on over thirty albums of new music and jazz, many of which are released on the label he co-runs, Carrier Records http://carrierrecords.bandcamp.com.
Sam is Associate Professor and Director of Computer Music at Peabody Institute where he teaches composition, studio techniques, and computer music programming. Sam has led workshops in Computer Music and improvisation internationally from Europe to the United States to China. Prior to working at Peabody Institute Sam was Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Chicago, where he was director of the CHIME Studio. Formerly he was also on faculty at Manhattan School of Music and Bennington College. During the summers, Sam teaches at the Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat, and for 16 summers was on faculty at the Walden School Young Musicians Program, where he was Academic Dean and Chair of Electronic Music. For more info, check out: www.sampluta.com
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