French double bass player, improviser and composer, Joëlle Léandre is one of the dominant figures of the new European music, with work composed especially for her by such composers as Scelsi, Fénelon, Hersant, Lacy, Campana, Jolas, Clementi and many others.. Tonight Léandre presents an evening dedicated to John Cage, including work written specifically for her by Cage and will be joined by dancer Dominique Boivin and percussionist Kevin Norton.
"The contrabass virtuoso from Paris presents herself in duos with jazz bassist William Parker and Korean konobgo player Jin Hi Kim. Leandre's musical associaates have ranged form Morton Feldman and the Ensemble Intercontemporian to Anthony Braxton and Fred Frith. Her improvisations and realizations of contrabass classics are legend. Aggressively multi-cultural, post-historical, pan-traditional, and spontaneous."