Flowing Constancy brings together three improvising composers from distinct world music cultures with soloistic virtuosity and a unified group empathy.
Oliver Lake, “… can still convey exultation, ferocity, tenderness, or the blues” (NY Times) and Jin Hi Kim “… promises thoughtful, shimmering East-West amalgams in combinations that are both new and unlikely to be repeated” (NY Times) and Samir Chatterjee, “… an exuberant improvisatory interchange with tabla playing also seemed less percussive than vocal” (NY Times).
Jin Hi Kim is internationally acclaimed innovative Korean komungo/electric komungo virtuoso and a Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition. Oliver Lake is a master of American jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer and poet. Smair Chatterjee is a leading Indian tabla virtuoso and composer in both traditional and contemporary music.