Detailed image from the score for Falling River Musics

Frequent Small Meals presents
Falling River Musics
Anthony Braxton

performed by
Sally Norris, accordion
Brian Parks, harpsichord
Phillip Schulze, electronics
Katherine Young, bassoon

Sunday, July 27, 2008
in the Frequent Small Meals performance area
located at 522 Grant St SE, 30312 (in Atlanta's Grant Park)
7:00 PM

$5 donation requested (but no one turned away). All proceeds to the musicians.

An evening of modern chamber music, performed by a quartet of visiting musicians from Wesleyan University.

Composer Anthony Braxton is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (popularly known as the "genius grant"). His many achievements include the very first full-length solo saxophone recording (1968's "For Alto"). Drawing on the traditions of jazz, classical, and the avant-garde, he creates music of "enormous sophistication and passion...unlike anything else that had come before it" (All Music Guide).

A selection of pieces from Braxton's recent series "Falling River Musics" will be performed by the quartet. Composer Brian Parks will introduce the performance, provide background on Braxton's music, and show the unusual "graphic score" from which the performers will play.

More about Anthony Braxton:
Wikipedia entry
All Music Guide biography

Frequent Small Meals performance area:
522 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312

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