June is a great month to check out Pulse in concert. We will be doing two performances of new compositions in our series, The Eloquent Light:
Thursday June 8th -8:00 PM at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (70 N. 6th Street-718.782.5188) $10 at the door.
Sunday June 11th - 7:30 PM at St. Peter's Church in Manhattan (619 Lexington Avenue @ 54th Street-212.935.2200) $15 at the door.
The Eloquent Light is our on-going series of musical compositions about photographs and photography. Originally the title of a 1963 retrospective exhibition of Ansel Adams, The Eloquent Light explores the interplay of illumination and shadow. The upcoming Eloquent Light performances while drawing inspiration from a variety of photographic sources will focus on a distinctly 'human' element: from historic images of Olympic runners to the work of Jeff Wall. During the performance of each composition, both June concerts will feature a projection of the images that inspired it.
The music, which blends jazz improvisation with contemporary chamber music, features soloists John McNeil (trumpet) and Pete McCann (guitar) in dialogue with the dynamic 10-piece Pulse ensemble featuring:
Marc Phaneuf reeds
Lis Rubard horn
Mike Christianson tuba
Tom Beckham vibraphone/percussion
Gary Versace keyboard
Ana Milosavljevic violin
Kiku Enomoto violin
Frank Foerster viola
Theo Zimmermann cello
We are all very excited to be working with John and Pete, both whose work on the Omnitone label, among others, shows the breadth and depth of their musical visions and expertise. We hope you can come out to one or both performances in this wonderful and compelling series.