Chris McIntyre presents To TILT: Original Music for TILT Brass

Wednesday, November 11, 2009. 8:30 pm

Chris McIntyre presents To TILT: Original Music for TILT Brass

Wednesday, November 11, 2009. 8:30 pm

Composer, trombonist, and producer Chris McIntyre presents New York-based TILT Brass’ two projects, TILT SIXtet and TILT Creative Brass Band, with a full evening of extraordinary new Downtown brass music. This event kicks off TILT’s on-going concert series To TILT: Original Music for TILT Brass. To TILT focuses solely on repertoire written for TILT’s distinctive ensembles, with works that often embrace the playerly, composed/improvised hybrid aesthetic developed in New York’s Downtown scene over the past 40 years. The Roulette program features 3 world premieres, 2 for SIXtet by the legendary Anthony Coleman, and pianist/composer Pete Drungle, and the third by McIntyre for the 10-piece Creative Brass Band. Also featured are pieces by TILT Brass members (Curtis Hasselbring, Nate Wooley) and its esteemed colleagues John King and Nick Didkovsky. The personnel for this special event is filled with some of the best all-around instrumentalist/artists New York City has to offer, including Kevin Norton, Joe Fiedler, Russ Johnson, John Clark, Gareth Flowers, Jacob Garchik, and both Hasselbring and Wooley. More info here.

PROGRAM
SIXtet
Anthony Coleman – premiere of new work
Pete Drungle – premiere of new work
John King – Baghdad Blues (In Memorium James Tenney)

Creative Brass Band
Nick Didkovsky – Stink Up! (Evolved Form)
Curtis Hasselbring – untitled
Nate Wooley – There was this shadow, this double
Chris McIntyre – premiere of new work

PERSONNEL
SIXtet:

Trumpet – Russ Johnson, Nate Wooley
Trombone – Curtis Hasselbring, Chris McIntyre
Tuba – Joe Exley, John Altieri
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Creative Brass Band:
Trumpet – Russ Johnson, Gareth Flowers, Rich Johnson
French Horn – John Clark, Rachel Drehmann
Trombone – Joe Fiedler, Chris McIntyre
Bass Trombone – Jacob Garchik
Tuba – Ron Caswell
Percussion – Kevin Norton
Conductor – Greg Evans

TILT Brass Bio
New York-based organization TILT Brass is an artist-run collective comprised of creative brass and percussion musicians. Since 2003, TILT has commissioned and presented instrumental works by over 40 composers, including group members, peers, and legacy masters. Led by composer, curator, and trombonist Chris McIntyre (Ne(x)tworks, MATA Festival), TILT concerts feature its two ensemble projects: the 10-piece orchestra Creative Brass Band (TCBB), and SIXtet, a 6-piece “triple duo” of trumpets, trombones, and tubas. A number of vital New York venues have presented TILT projects including Whitney Museum, ISSUE Project Room, and The Stone. Many of the nearly 20 original works in TILT’s repertoire embrace the playerly, composed/improvised hybrid aesthetic developed in Downtown New York over the past 40 years. The musicians of TILT are direct descendants of this “local” tradition, continuing to evolve and mutate its musical DNA from within. TILT Brass projects often present thematic concert programs, such as the on-going series’ New York Noise (historical and current works by important composers from the Downtown community) and To TILT: Original Music for TILT Brass. Its collective repertoire list includes works by legends such as Anthony Coleman (released on Tzadik), Lois V. Vierk, Nick Didkovsky, and John King, mid-career peers like Chris Jonas and Taylor Ho Bynum, and TILT composer members Kevin Norton, Nate Wooley, and Curtis Hasselbring. Recordings of all 12 of TCBB’s To TILT works will be released during the Fall of 2010, with a SIXtet release to follow in early 2011. Visit www.tiltbrass.org for more info.