CANCELLED: ThinkOlio Presents: Classical Music to Free Jazz: Breaking Boundaries and Tradition Through Sound

Friday October 20: 7:00PM 8:00PM

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconveniences.

*This is an Olio lecture and concert all in one evening*

Sculpting a unique voice in the arts is something that takes years—and is the one thing that cannot be taught, but must be felt and wrestled with while learning technique and tradition. In trying to define what your voice is, it's helpful in figuring what your voice is not: there is great value of trying to learn someone else's language in order to help you define your own.

The boundaries of the different genres of music, from classical to folk to jazz to metal to (you name it) all have such different ways of capturing that voice: from the creation of music in the moment, to the presentation of music as a fixed product. In this Olio, we take a look at the transition and performance practice from "classical music" to "free jazz" through the lens of improvisation: the act of spontaneous composition. The more one tries to analyze the differences between the two approaches, the similarities reveal themselves much more than the differences. Join us for a kaleidoscope of musical excerpts and conversation as we delve into music in the moment.

Musicians include : Whitney George, Daniel Carter, Dan Kurfirst, & John Murchison

George holds an undergraduate degree from the California Institute of the Arts, a masters degree from Brooklyn College Conservatory, and is currently continuing her studies as a PhD candidate at the CUNY Grad Center. In addition to her composing and conducting, George teaches at Brooklyn College, works at the Hitchcock Institute of American Studies and is the Managing Director for New York's AME.

The presenting beer sponsor is Sixpoint Brewery.