Music of Steve Lehman
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 7:30pm
(le) Poisson Rogue
158 Bleecker Street
Free Admission with RSVP; ICE@lprnyc.com
MNMP joins International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) to commission Steve Lehman as part of ICElab, their groundbreaking new model for commissioning, developing, and performing new music.
This ICElab concert spotlights an evening-length new work by Steve Lehman, Impossible Flow, tailor-made for ICE. Long known as a virtuosic saxophone player at the center of New York’s experimental jazz scene, Steve Lehman has also developed a reputation as a brilliant composer. His 2009 album Travail, Transformation, and Flow was placed on an unprecedented 30 Top-Ten lists of jazz and experimental albums around the world. Meanwhile his work with composers Tristan Murail and Anthony Braxton, and his extensive experience in electroacoustic media, have yielded a musical style at the frontiers of contemporary concert music and experimental jazz.
Steve Lehman (b. 1978): Impossible Flow: for flute, alto saxophone, clarinet, horn, trombone, piano, double bass, drums and percussion (2011) WORLD PREMIERE
1. Impossible Flow: Prologue (2011) for flute, clarinet, horn, trombone, piano, double bass, drum set and percussion
2. Baltimore/Berlin (2008) for clarinet, trombone, piano, double bass, drum set
3. For McCoy Tyner, Tristan Murail, Anthony Braxton and Alexander Scriabin (2011) for alto saxophone and piano
4. Impossible Flow: Epilogue (2011) for alto saxophone
Steve Lehman’s new ICElab work, Impossible Flow, is commissioned jointly by the Manhattan New Music Project and ICE.