Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University Conversations with Composers: Steve Coleman


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As part of its Conversations Series, the Center's renowned faculty will engage leading composer Steve Coleman in a reflection on the role of improvisation in his creative life.

Steve Coleman is one of the most influential saxophonists and composers of the last 30 years, as well as an important theorist of the music and its spiritual and social implications. He is one of the most travelled musicians of our time, having taught and worked with musicians in Ghana, Cuba, Puerto Rico, India, Egypt, Brazil, Indonesia, and Europe. Coleman is a founder of the influential Brooklyn collective M-Base, and his ensembles and projects have been presented at the Parisian computer music center IRCAM. He is also active as a teacher and producer. His most recent recordings include Harvesting Semblances and Affinities on Pi Records, and Weaving Symbolics on Label Bleu.

Monday, October 25, 2010, 7:30 pm
301 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University Morningside Campus
Free and open to the public

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