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Battle Pieces

Wednesday 27. January 2016 - 20:30

Nate Wooley – trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock – tenor sax
Sylvie Courvoisier – piano
Matt Moran – vibraphone

Zwei der herausragendsten  Frauen der New Yorker Down Town Szene in der All Star Band des Trompeters und Komponisten Nate Wooley.

Battle Pieces
is a new project of trumpeter and composer Nate Wooley. This word project is thrown around loosely these days in the jazz world and has come to mean anything from a one time recording to a working band. In Wooley’s hands, project takes on its full meaning with Battle Pieces. It is not just a new group of musicians to improvise with in a familiar style, but an opportunity to investigate a new compositional language and what the results might accomplish toward a pan-stylistic improvisational style.

After working with jazz composition in the quintet and varying degrees of electro-acoustic and aleatoric work with his ongoing Seven Storey Mountain and Syllables work, Battle Pieces is a chance to experiment with the social aspect of making music by writing pieces that put the players in uncomfortable situations where they are challenged and supported by the other musicians in the group.

Of course, this means that the musicians must be of a special kind: sensitive, virtuosic, open, and with that special glimmer of creativity that makes them put themselves in precarious musical positions just to see how they can work their way out. For Battle Pieces, Wooley has collected three such musicians who eagerly undertook the task; transcended the task in fact.