New music from Billy
Martin and Anthony Coleman
featuring the Black Elk Chamber Orchestra and percussion ensemble
Billy Martin's african thumb piano music (from his Black Elk
Speaks CD) has been orchestrated by Anthony Coleman for a 10
piece chamber orchestra (string quartet, oboe, clarinet/sax,
french horn, trombone, trumpet and flute). The Black Elk Chamber
Orchestra personnel is Jennifer Choi: violin, Jill Jaffe: viola,
Okkyung Lee: cello, Trevor Dunn: bass, Alexandra Knoll: oboe,
Doug Weiselman: clarinet,soprano sax., Vincent Chancey: french
horn, Charles Porter: trumpet and Helen Campo: flute, conducted
by Anthony Coleman.
Billy Martin will lead various configurations of percussionists
for his work-in-progress "Stridulations"
Some percussion instruments featured: bamboo, temple blocks,
bottles, balaphones and more...
Enhance Your Inner Cricket: rhythm classes with Billy Martin
March 4th and 18th
Ages 12-and-up. All materials will be provided.
$20. (75 mins., 20 persons max.)
Billy Martin will be conducting classes that focus on creative
rhythmic interplay and collective improvising. Reading material
will be provided based on his Stridulations (miniature percussion
compositions for bamboo and woodblocks). No previous musical
reading experience required. ANYONE can read this simple notation.
Great for all musicians, bands, dancers, and anyone else that
may be interested in rhythm.