CANCELLED: CONCERT | PETER EVANS & ELIAS STEMESEDER
MAY 19 | 7 PM
* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POSTIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULTS AMONG THE PERFORMERS. THE CONCERT WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. *
For a decade, the paths of trumpeter Peter Evans and pianist/electronic musician Elias Stemeseder have crossed. In duo and in larger configurations, they share a similarly aligned interest and skill set between jazz, intricate notations, timbre, and free improvisation – and above all, common values that place openness and curiosity above “delivery” and „performance.“
Jazzwise magazine has described their duo concerts as “an electrifying master class in the art of sustained improvisation“, in which “reaction times were stunning“.
Inspired by musical concepts from a multitude of temporal and geographic origins, their new duo repertoire investigates various physical states of sound resulting from interpolations of chord changes, algorithms, noise, lyricism, boom-bap, density and cantus firmus.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Peter Evans is a trumpet player and composer based in New York City since 2003. Evans is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions. Peter is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool, and works with an ever-expanding group of musicians and composers in the creation of new music.
His primary groups as a leader are the Peter Evans Ensemble and Being & Becoming (with Joel Ross, Nick Jozwiak and Savannah Harris). Evans has been exploring solo trumpet music since 2002 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field, having released several recordings over the past decade. He is a member of the cooperative groups Pulverize the Sound (with Mike Pride and Tim Dahl) and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Sam Pluta) and is constantly experimenting and forming new configurations with like-minded players.
As a composer, he has been commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Wet Ink, Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Artist Program, and the Doris Duke Foundation. Evans has presented and/or performed his works at major festivals worldwide and tours his own groups extensively.
He has worked with some of the leading figures in contemporary music: John Zorn, Peter Broetzmann, Pauline Oliveros, Brian Ferneyhough, Kanye West, George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson, Ambrose Akinmusere, Weasel Walter, Ingrid Laubrock, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Tyshawn Sorey, Jim Black, Ikue Mori, Steve Schick, and performs with both the ICE and Wet Ink. As an interpreter of notated concert music Evans’ has performed works by Varese, Xenakis, Bach, Stravinsky, Elliott Carter, Marcos Balter, Agusta Read Thomas, Roscoe Mitchell, and many more.
Evans has been releasing recordings on his own label, More is More, since 2011. 2020 saw the release of the debut recording of Being & Becoming, the complete solo performance from Shenzhen 2019 Into the Silence , Horizons , by the Peter Evans Ensemble and an album of standards with German pianist Samuel Gapp. All of these releases are available here: peterevansmusic.bandcamp.com/ in digital and in some cases vinyl formats.
Elias Stemeseder is a pianist, keyboardist and composer working in a wide-ranging variety of musical idioms. He has worked with Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Craig Taborn, Ingrid Laubrock, Greg Cohen, Joe McPhee, Anna Webber and Christian Lillinger, among others. He is a longtime member of the Jim Black Trio (with Thomas Morgan on bass) which has four critically acclaimed releases. Elias appears on over 30 recordings, released by labels such as Intakt, Winter&Winter and Pirouet Records, and has performed at the Village Vanguard, Elbphilharmonie, Jazzfest Berlin and Copenhagen Jazzfestival among others. In 2022, his debut solo record will be released on the Swiss label Intakt Records.