The Liberal Arts Department is proud to present this special concert event.
Saxophonist Ken Vandermark and trumpeter Nate Wooley will be on a rare tour of the United States to support Deeply Discounted II/Sequences of Snow, their third recording. Internationally renowned composers and improvisers, the duo, which began in late 2013, will perform some pieces from their three recordings, alongside a new set of music composed in collaboration using the “exquisite corpse” method first made popular by the Surrealist art movement. With this unique ensemble, they deal directly with each other’s iconoclastic compositional and improvisational vocabularies and have created a book of original material that takes inspirational cues from the under-appreciated work of John Carter and Bobby Bradford (two of their compositions are part of the group’s repertoire). Vandermark and Wooley have worked together to create an organic combination of the jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition, and have then placed it into the raw and intimate context of this duo.
This event is free, but seating is limited.