Ursel Schlicht & Ex Tempore

Thursday, December 2, 2004. 8:30 pm

Duos inside and out of the piano with bassist Reuben Radding followed by the sextet Ex Tempore that incorporates musical languages ranging from classical Indian, Middle-Eastern and West African music to experimental electronic sounds and free improvisation. Ex Tempore features Jamie Baum, flute; Thomson Kennland, acoustic bass/electrics; Bella Kouyate, balafon; Ravish Momin on tabla/percussion; and Brandon Terzic on oud. www.urselschlicht.com

Pianist Ursel Schlicht plays improvised music, jazz, new music, and is a scholar and educator. Fostering intercultural collaboration has been an important focus of her work. She currently works with refugees from several areas in the Middle East. Schlicht holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and has published a book about the working conditions of women jazz musicians, including Marian McPartland, Carline Ray, Joanne Brackeen, Connie Crothers, Geri Allen, Jane Ira Bloom, and Myra Melford (Coda Verlag, Germany).  She lived in Brooklyn for many years as a freelance musician and educator; she designed and taught seminars on Music & Gender and on Improvisation at Ramapo College of New Jersey, has taught Music Appeciation at Rutgers University andMasterpieces of Western Music at Columbia University