The Immediate Music Festival
April 6, 2018
The Immediate Music Festival is celebration of collaborative improvisation. Students and the community are invited to attend workshops and demonstrations of Soundpainting, Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening, Group Improvising, and to enjoy wonderful improvisatory performances and interactive presentations.
All presentations and workshops will be made by extremely experienced, thoughtful, and gentle artist/clinicians including Jane Rigler and Janet Feder from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Master Improviser and Soundpainting expert Evan Mazunik, Soundpainter and cellist Gil Selinger, and special guest, renowned drummer and educator Matt Wilson.
The days events will be followed by an evening concert featuring the group Sone (Jane Rigler, Janet Feder, Evan Mazunik, Gil Selinger, Mark Harris) and Matt Wilson.
All workshops and presentations during the day are free and open to the public. Registration is highly encouraged (see below) as lunch will be provided and the evening concert is free to registered participants.
When: Friday, April 6, 2018, workshops and presentations during the day, evening concert at 7:30pm
Where: Kenneth King Academic and Performing Arts Center on the Auraria Campus, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver CO 80204
Parking: Free in the 7th Street Garage (7th and Lawrence)
New York based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson is one of today's most celebrated jazz artists. He is universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist. Matt’s positive energy, sense of humor and ability to explore a broad range of musical settings keeps him in constant demand. In addition, Wilson’s dedication to jazz has helped establish him as a beloved world ambassador for the music, on and off the bandstand.
Recently, Matt performed at the White House as part of an all-star jazz group for a State Dinner concert hosted by President Obama. Other performers included Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Chris Botti, Randy Brecker, Antonio Hart and James Genus. Matt was named the artist in residence at the Litchfield Jazz Festival where he conducted a much-heralded public interview with Dave Brubeck. In 2010, Wilson conducted over 250 outreach programs promoting jazz including an acclaimed Jazz for Young Peoples concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Wilson leads the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts and Crafts, Christmas Tree-O and the Carl Sandburg Project. Matt is integral part of bands led by Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Bob Stewart, Denny Zeitlin, Ron Miles, Marty Ehrlich, Ted Nash, Jane Ira Bloom and Dena DeRose among others. He has performed with many legends of music including Herbie Hancock, Dewey Redman, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Elvis Costello, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, John Zorn, Marshall Allen, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell and Hank Jones. Wilson has appeared on 250 CDs as a sideman and has released 9 as a leader for Palmetto Records as well as co-leading 5 additional releases.
Sone (pronounced “sewn”) is a collaboration of four innovative and exploratory sound makers, recording artists and musical imaginators: Janet Feder on prepared guitars; Jane Rigler, flutes; Evan Mazunek, keyboards; Gil Selinger, cello; and Mark Harris on saxophone. They combine their career-long improvising experience with a search for new sound qualities and animate those with a focused compositional sensibility.
Sone explores notation, space, time, and texture with sensitivity and surprise, and the results are imaginative sound landscapes that defy description.
Mark Harris, email@example.com, 303-615-0540