Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Derek Bailey was one of the seminal ‘first generation’ British improvising musicians. As his work progressed, Bailey acquired a reputation as an uncompromising purist with an explicit anti-composition agenda. The truth, however, is more nuanced, and his relationship with composition more ambiguous than is generally appreciated.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 8:00pm
"In Arab culture, the merger between music and emotional transformation is epitomized by the concept of tarab, which may not have an exact equivalent in Western languages." - The Culture and Artistry of Tarab, Dr. A. J. Racy.
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present saxophonist/composer John Butcher’s Tarab Cuts, night two of our British Contemporary Music Festival.
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