Ceremonial Magic: The Truth of False Harmonics
Violinist Jennifer Curtis navigates with personality and truth in every piece she performs. Her second solo concert in Carnegie Hall was described by the New York Times as "one of the gutsiest and most individual recital programs," and celebrated her as "an artist of keen intelligence and taste, well worth watching out for."
As a violinist, Jennifer is driven by passion and curiosity, eliminating boundaries of musical genres and traversing the globe with musical diplomacy. Winner of Astral Artists Milka/Astral grand prize for violin and Artists International presentations, Jennifer is also an improviser, composer, multi-instrumentalist, member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and educator.
Founding ICE violinist David Bowlin has won critical acclaim for his solo and chamber music performances from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times, among others. He is an accomplished performer of a broad range of repertoire old and new, and has performed recitals and concertos across the US. Among these are dozens of premieres, including the 2007 world premiere at Carnegie Hall’ s Weill Recital Hall of Mahagoni, a violin concerto written for him by Austrian composer Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin. Accolades include first prize in violin at the 2003 Washington International Competition and the 2007 Samuel Baron Prize from Stony Brook University. Bowlin has toured across the U.S. as a member of the Oberlin Trio with Oberlin faculty members Haewon Song and Amir Eldan, and is a former member of the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, with whom he has toured extensively in the US and former Soviet Union.
Tyshawn Sorey is an active composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across an extensive range of musical idioms. As a percussionist, trombonist, and pianist, Tyshawn has performed and/or recorded nationally and internationally with his own ensembles and with artist such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Coleman, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lehman, and Tim Berne, among many others. Tyshawn's work has been favorably reviewed in Traps, National Public Radio, JazzTimes, The Village Voice, The Wire, The New York Times, Modern Drummer, The Wall Street Journal, and Downbeat Magazine.
Project Lead: Jennifer Curtis