Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 7:30p -
The Alternate Space at Seven Cycles
125 Walnut Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Watertown, MA March 7, 2019 – The Alternate Space (TAS) is honored to host an evening with improvisational performance duo Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley on April 25, 2019. These players will be performing long-form compositions from their third recording together, an LP titled Deeply Discounted II/Sequences of Snow, released in December 2018. The duo will be on a tour of the US in between April 23rd and May 3rd in support of the LP. During the tour, the duo will perform some pieces from their first three recordings alongside a new set of music composed in collaboration using the “exquisite corpse” method first made popular by the Surrealist art movement.
This one-night only experience will feature two of the nation’s most dynamic improvisers in a performance billed as a night to remember. Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley are offering the rare opportunity to enjoy a performance in a unique setting not seen by many – Watertown’s The Alternate Space. The event, sponsored by Seven Cycles, brings improvised jazz music into a bicycling manufacturing environment where creativity, motion and hard work happen. The musicians will play together to create an organic combination of jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition, placing it into the raw and intimate space.
Ken Vandermark, a Massachusetts native, will be coming home for this special, one-time gig. A fixture on the Chicago-area music scene since 1989, Vandermark has earned wide critical praise for his playing and his multilayered compositions, which typically balance intricate orchestration with passionate improvisation. He has led or been a member of many groups, collaborated extensively with other artists, and was awarded a 1999 MacArthur Fellowship. He plays tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and baritone saxophone.
Nate Wooley's solo playing has often been cited as being a part of an international revolution in improvised trumpet. In recent years, Wooley has been gathering international acclaim for his idiosyncratic trumpet language. Time Out New York has called him “an iconoclastic trumpeter”, and Downbeat’s Jazz Musician of the Year, Dave Douglas has said, “Nate Wooley is one of the most interesting and unusual trumpet players living today, and that is without hyperbole.”
The Deeply Discounted II/Sequences of Snow event will take place at The Alternate Space located at 125 Walnut Street, Watertown, MA 02472 on April 25th. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved through The Alternate Space website. For more information about this one-time only event, email firstname.lastname@example.org