Peter Evans & Elias Stemeseder: A Comprehensive, Totalistic Approach to Jazz, Improvisation and Modern Music

Thursday, February 9, at 7:00 pm

Austrian Cultural Forum

11 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022


Join us for a concert evening with American trumpeter Peter Evans and Austrian pianist/electronic musician Elias Stemeseder. The two musicians have a comprehensive, totalistic approach to jazz, improvisation and modern music and their paths have crossed for decades. In duo and in larger configurations, they share a similarly aligned interest and skill set between jazz, intricate notations, timbre, and free improvisation – and above all, common values that place openness and curiosity above "delivery" and „performance." Jazzwise magazine has described their duo concerts as "an electrifying master class in the art of sustained improvisation", in which "reaction times were stunning".

Inspired by diverse musical concepts, the duo's repertoire investigates various physical states of sound resulting from interpolations of functional harmony, algorithmic composition, noise, lyricism, drum chants, density and cantus firmus.

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