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Bill Cole Non-Western Wind Instruments Workshop, April 25, 2008


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Bill Cole will lead this workshop featuring his specialty: non-western wind instruments. He'll cover the Ghanaian atenteben, Chinese sona, Korean hojok and piri, South Indian nagaswaram, North Indian shenai, Tibetan trumpet and Australian didjeridu.

Bill Cole is a musician, composer, educator and writer. Since its inception, Dr. Cole has led The Untempered Ensemble. He has performed and recorded Ornette Coleman, Jayne Cortez, Julius Hemphill, Sam Rivers, James Blood Ulmer, Fred Ho and many others. He has written acclaimed compositions for large and small groups: “The Seven Cycles," “Freedom 1863," and “Seasoning the Greens." He is the author of two biographies, John Coltrane and Miles Davis: The Early Years, as well as many articles as jazz critic for Downbeat, Coda and other journals. Dr. Cole holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. He was a full professor at Dartmouth College's Music Department before his retirement.

April 25
2-4 pm
at The Brecht Forum
451 West Street btw Bank and Bethune
Open to all musicians
Pre-registration recommended at

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