Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: Wayne Horvitz presents an evening celebrating of two of his newest works, The Snowghost Sessions and These Hills of Glory, with performances Eric Eagle and Geoff Harper, as well as The Mivos Quartet with guest soloists Peggy Lee, Sara Schoenbeck, Nate Wooley, and Briggan Krauss.
When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: http://bit.ly/FA181205

Brooklyn, NY Composer/musician Wayne Horvitz celebrates two important new albums released in fall 2018. Known for his multifaceted musical personality, Horvitz displays his remarkably singular and distinguishable sound in his debut trio album The  Snowghost  Sessions (Songlines) and his debut orchestral recording Those  Who Remain  (National  Sawdust Tracks). The Snowghost Sessions features music created at Snowghost Studios in the spring of 2015 with Eric Eagle (drums) and Geoff Harper (bass). Taking advantage of a week’s free studio time at a state of the art studio in Whitefish Montana, the sessions were devoid of any advance plan or expectation to even create a final outcome. Augmented by electronics, live processing, and keyboards, the piano trio then continued to work with final mixes happening in Seattle.

Originally composed in 2004, These Hills of Glory is the fourth string quartet by Horvitz, and the second quartet to include improvising soloists. In 2008, These Hills of Glory received the NEA American Masterpieces prize. With funding from the NEA, a series of 8 concerts were presented, featuring the Odeon Quartet with various soloists, including Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Beth Fleenor, Peggy Lee, and violinist Carla Kihlstedt. The work was released in October of 2018, featuring soloist Beth Fleenor on clarinet, and released alongside Those Who Remain: Concerto for Orchestra and improvising soloist, featuring guitarist Bill Frisell.

Horovitz has assembled a powerful group of musicians to perform with him including longtime collaborators Eric Eagle and Geoff Harper, as well as The Mivos Quartet with guest soloists Peggy Lee, Sara Schoenbeck, Nate Wooley, and Briggan Krauss.

Recipient of the 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, composer Wayne Horvitz’s ensembles include The Snowghost Trio, Sweeter Than the Day, and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble. Horvitz’s commissioners include The Kitchen, The Seattle Symphony, Kronos, BAM, New World Records, The Flynn Theater, and Vienna Jazz. He has received three MAP Fund awards, the NEA American Masterpiece Award, three Artist Trusts fellowships and more. As a collaborator or producer, he has worked with Bill Frisell, Robin Holcomb, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, George Lewis, Reggie Watts, John Zorn (Naked City etc.), World Saxophone Quartet, Fontella Bass, John Adams, and Eddie Palmieri. Collaborators in theater, dance and film include Carey Perloff, Bill Irwin, Gus Van Sant, Paul Taylor, and Paul Magid.