Ever since its first performance at Roulette in 2006, Go: Organic Orchestra has embraced a 21st century vision of a “future orchestra.” Artistic director Adam Rudolph‘s prototypical approach to composing and improvisational conducting embraces music forms and cosmologies from around the world. Using a non-linear score with his unique approach to rhythm as the seed material, Rudolph improvisationally conducts the musicians in concert, creating spontaneous orchestrations serving as both context and inspiration for the musician’s improvisational dialogue. Murmuration is a new work performed by a 35-piece orchestra.
The New York City-based Go: Organic Orchestra is a multicultural and multi-generational chamber orchestra combining western and non-western instrumentation to present a serious contemporary music. For the past four decades, composer, improviser and percussionist Adam Rudolph has performed extensively in concert throughout North & South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Hailed as a “pioneer in world music” by the New York Times and “a master percussionist” by Musician Magazine, he has released over 25 recordings under his own name, featuring his compositions and percussion work. Rudolph composes regularly for his ensembles Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures, Hu: Vibrational percussion group, and Go: Organic Orchestra, an 18-to-54-piece group for which he has developed an original music notation and conducting system. He has taught and conducted hundreds of musicians worldwide in the Go: Organic Orchestra concept. In 1995 Rudolph premiered his opera The Dreamer, based on the text of Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy.
“The Go: Organic Orchestra sounded unbelievable. But it was believable because we were listening to it.”
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