Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 8:30 pm
The Denman Maroney Quintet will perform Maroney's extended work Udentity, which was created with support from Chamber Music America's New Works: Creation and Presentation Program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Ned Rothenberg - Reeds
Dave Ballou - Trumpet
Denman Maroney - Hyperpiano
Reuben Radding - Bass
Michael Sarin - Drums
Denman Maroney is known for his "hyperpiano" style, which involves playing the keys with one hand and the strings with the other using copper bars, brass bowls and other objects, and his system of temporal harmony, which he uses to compose and improvise in multiple tempos. Recordings include: Music for Words, Perhaps (Innova) with Theo Bleckmann, Shelley Hirsch, Sheila Schonbrun, Herb Robertson, Arthur Kell, and David Simons; Mark Dresser and Denman Maroney "Live in Concert" (Kadima Collective) ; Udentity (Clean Feed) with Ned Rothenberg, Dave Ballou, Reuben Radding, and Michael Sarin; Distich (Nuscope) with Mat Maneri; Time Changes (Cryptogramophone) with Alexandra Montano, Mark Dresser, and Michael Sarin ; Fluxations (New World) with Ned Rothenberg, Dave Ballou, Mark Dresser and Kevin Norton; Duologues (Victo) with Mark Dresser; Tools of the Trade (CIMP) with Ned Rothenberg; Billabong (Potlatch) with Hans Tammen; Fire Song (Erstwhile) with Earl Howard; Sonogram (Innova) with Gamelan Son of Lion; Leroy Jenkins' Driftwood: The Art of Improvisation (Mutable Music) with Leroy Jenkins, Min Xiao-Fen and Rich O'Donnell; Aquifer (Cryptogramophone) with Mark Dresser and Matthias Ziegler; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Knitting Factory) with Mark Dresser and Dave Douglas; Force Green (Soul Note) with Mark Dresser, Theo Bleckmann, Dave Douglas and Phil Haynes; and Tambastics (Music & Arts) with Robert Dick, Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway. Maroney's music has been funded by: Arts Council of Rockland, Chamber Music America, Music Omi, National Endowment for the Arts, Yale Summer School of Music & Art , New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Jerome Robbins Foundation, ASCAP, and Meet the Composer. http://www.denmanmaroney.com.