Tag: Tim Berne

Matt Mitchell plays Førage (Music of Tim Berne) // Berne + Mitchell Duo

What: Two sets of original music from pianist Matt Mitchell and saxophonist Tim Berne.
When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $25/20 Online $20/15 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: General Admission $20, Members/Students/Seniors $15, $25/20 Tickets at the door

Brooklyn, NY – Roulette presents two sets of original music from pianist Matt Mitchell and saxophonist Tim Berne. For the first set, Matt Mitchell will perform Tim Berne’s music from the new album førage on Screwgun Records, followed by Mitchell and Berne playing duo versions of their original compositions.

The compositions of saxophonist and bandleader Tim Berne have earned renown for their intensely kinetic, dizzyingly intricate quality. With the album førage, listeners have the chance to experience Berne’s music as never before, in versions for solo piano. On førage, Mitchell creates mash-ups of multiple compositions, improvises new angles off the music, and often slows it down to reveal hidden beauties.

Tim Berne is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Described by critic Thom Jurek as commanding “considerable power as a composer and … frighteningly deft ability as a soloist,” Berne has composed and performed prolifically since the 1980s.

Matt Mitchell is a pianist and composer interested in the intersections of various strains of acoustic, electric, composed, and improvised new music. He has taught extensively with the Brooklyn-based School for Improvisational Music, as well as at the New School, NYU, and the Siena Jazz Workshop. He is also a 2015 recipient of a Doris Duke Impact Award and a 2012 recipient of a Pew Fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

The Vinny Golia Quartet with Tim Berne, Ken Filiano, and Michael TA Thompson

What: The Vinny Golia Quartet brings together a vast array of music, sound and experience as one entity.
When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $20/15 Online $25/20 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: General Admission $20, Members/Students/Seniors $15, $25/20 Tickets at the door

Brooklyn, NY – The Vinny Golia Quartet (members Tim Berne, Ken Filiano, Michael TA Thompson, Vinny Golia) use composition as a structure to create musical forms. Having played together in various configurations since 1978, the quartet brings together a vast array of music, sound and experience as one entity.

As a composer, Vinny Golia fuses the rich heritage of jazz, contemporary classical, and world music into his own unique compositions. As a bandleader, Golia has presented his music to concert audiences all over the world. In 1982, he created the ongoing 50-piece Vinny Golia Large Ensemble to perform his compositions for chamber orchestra and jazz ensembles. Golia is the 2006 recipient of The Jazz Journalists Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Saxophonist and composer Tim Berne has composed and performed prolifically since the 1980s. Known for his complex, multi-section compositions, Berne has performed and collaborated with Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Craig Taborn, and as a member of the cooperative trio Miniature. He is one-third of the group BBC (Berne / Black / Cline) along with drummer Jim Black and Nels Cline of Wilco.

Active since the early ’80s, bassist Ken Filiano has since contributed to dozens of albums, most of them pertaining to creative jazz, from post-bop to free improvisation. Since the 1970s, Filiano has played or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Fred Ho, Nels Cline, Bill Dixon, Fay Victor, and many others. As an educator, Filiano teaches at the New School, School of Visual Arts, and Hunter College.

  • Vinny Golia – Woodwinds
  • Tim Berne – Alto Saxophone
  • Ken Filiano – Bass
  • Michael TA Thompson – Drums