Darius Jones is an alto saxophonist and composer who Roulette has had the privilege to present for many bold and inspiring performances. We are pleased to announce our Members-Only Event for the Spring 2015 Season: an exclusive performance of excerpts from The Over-Soul Manual by his Elizabeth-Caroline Unit followed by an artist talk.
Darius premiered the Over-Soul Manual, a collection of etudes written for a the vocal quartet called Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, at Roulette last March as part of a Jerome Foundation Residency. The etudes are vehicles to teach each vocalist the linguistic and sonic vocabulary of an alien birthing ritual, and are built using familiar musical elements based in an alien world so the syntax and speech patterns are different from ours.
The Elizabeth Caroline Unit:
Amirtha Kidambi, Kristin Slipp, Jean Carla Rodea, Yoon Sun Choi
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