Pianist and Composer Wayne Horvitz at Roulette Intermedium on Sunday, December 15th


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Through composed works; plus improvisations for solo piano, duets and trios with clarinetist Doug Wieselman and bassist Tony Scherr.

228 West Broadway at White Street
212-219-8242, www.roulette.org
8.30 p.m., $10

“On piano, Horvitz is economical yet lyrical, never venturing far from the strong melodic hooks which characterize his compositions, but constantly working small suprises. An irresistible antidote to gray days." --The Wire UK

“Horvitz' understanding of country, blues, folk and even singer-songwriter-type music is made quite plain on this CD. None of these elements are represented in an obvious way, and that's perhaps the main reason why this disc appeal so strongly. The strength of the music lies in Horvitz' beautifully crafted compositions. Like Monk and Herbie Nichols, Horvitz is able to create memorable and distinctive melody lines from seemingly disparate, even mundane, motifs and phrases." --Dave Wayne, JazzWeekly

Wayne Horvitz is a composer, pianist, and electronic musician who has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. He has performed and collaborated with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Robin Holcomb, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Philip Wilson, Michael Shrieve, Bobby Previte, Marty Ehrlich and Carla Bley among others. He has been commissioned by the NEA, Meet The Composer, Kronos String Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, Mary Flagler, BAM and others. Collaborations with choreographers include work with Paul Taylor with the White Oak Dance Project, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. Film work includes music and sound design for 3 PBS specials and Gus Van Sandts' “Psycho". He is the year 2001 recipient of the Seattle Artist Trust Fellowship and the year 2002 recipient of the Rockefeller Map Grant. Works for theater include the world premier of Harold Pinter

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