Peter Evans presents his improvisations for solo trumpet. , Violist Glenda Goodman will perform works for solo viola. Also, Victrolophone (Glenda’s and Peter Evans’s duo,) will be performing ghostly, sentimental versions of old songs they’ve learned from Johnny Cash records, mix-tapes and cloudy memories. Peter Evans Peter Evans is a trumpeter, improvisor, and composer living in New York City. Born in 1981, Peter grew up near Boston, and moved to New York after graduating Oberlin Conservatory with a B.M. in classical trumpet performance.
While at Oberlin, Peter was able to collaborate and perform with many musicians, including James Dillon, George Lewis, Francis Marie-Uitti, and Ursula Oppens. In New York, Peter works primarily in the fields of improvised and creative music, jazz, and contemporary classical music. He co-leads the New York Trumpet Ensemble with Mark Gould, plays in the improvisation groups Imaginary Folk & Effects on Man and Animals, and leads a maximalist jazz quartet with Mary Halvorson, Moppa Elliott and Kevin Shea. Other collaborators have included Guillermo Brown, Perry Robinson, Taylor Ho Bynum, Brian Chase, Stefan Tcherepnin, David Taylor, Marcus Rojas, Butch Morris, and Dave Douglas.
Recent projects have included American premieres of music by Brian Ferneyhough, the premiere of Composition 103 for 7 trumpets by Anthony Braxton, the 10th Annual Vision Festival, several performances at the 3rd Annual Festival of New Trumpet Music, a collaboration with Zach Hill (drummer for Hella), and performances with Moppa Eliott’s terrorist bebop band Mostly Other People do the Killing. Peter also plays with contemporary music groups Alarm Will Sound, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and Ensemble 21. While in NYC, Peter has presented his music in many venues, including dancespace at St. Mark’s church, Northsix, Tonic, and the Stone. Glenda Goodman Violist Glenda Goodman will perform works for solo viola by Salvatore Sciarrino and Giacinto Scelsi. The ethereal, shimmering, almost meditative nature of these pieces has made it some of Glenda’s favorite music for a long time. These pieces push the sonic expectations of the traditionally middle-ranged, mellow-voiced instrument, creating fleetingly beautiful soundscapes that are devilishly difficult to execute but highly stimulating to hear.
Glenda Goodman has a multi-faceted track record as a violist. The creation and performance of new music is her top priority, and to this end she has collaborated frequently with composers to generate new works for viola, and regularly performs as an improviser. Recent projects include performing in the opening Summergarden 2005 concert at the Museum of Modern Art, in which she “played brilliantly,” according to the New York Times. Glenda also is collaborating with video artist/composer team King/Diaz de Leon, in the creation of two videos, performs in Walter Thompson’s Soundpainting Orchestra, and plays Persian music with Iranian musician Hafez Nazeri. Glenda enjoys traditional classical music as well, and performed with the Mosaic Trio at Miller Theater, Weill Recital and Alice Tully Halls during in 2005. Goodman recently was awarded a Jacob Javits Fellowship to pursue her graduate studies in viola performance at The Juillard School.
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