Composer/percussionists Adam Rudolph and Tyshawn Sorey began their creative association in 2018 with a series of percussion duet concerts at The Stone. For this collaborative program, they will dedicate the first half to a set of duo improvisations utilizing drum kit, handrumset, electronic processing, piano, and other percussion instruments from around the world. For the second half of the program, they will be joined by guest percussionists Sae Hashimoto, Levy Lorenzo, and Russell Greenberg who will form a percussion ensemble that Rudolph and Sorey will take turns playing and directing. Each will utilize their own spontaneous conducting methodology to bring forth a new composition.
The Interpretations series, now in its 33rd season, is a New York-based concert series focusing on the relationship between contemporary composers and their interpreters. Sometimes the interpreters are the composers themselves; more often, the series features performers who specialize in the interpretation of new music. Since its inception in 1989, Interpretations has featured leading figures in contemporary music and multimedia, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Robert Ashley, Anthony Braxton, Thomas Buckner, FLUX Quartet, Joseph Kubera, Annea Lockwood, and Alvin Lucier, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Ursula Oppens, and Morton Subotnick.
A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.