SLM Ensemble: Solo and Chamber Works for Peace on December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm. $20/$15.The Cell Theatre
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011Ray Anderson
, trombone David Taylor
, bass trombone Samir Chatterjee
, tabla Jane Ira Bloom
, soprano saxophone Zafer Tawil
, oud, violin, qanun, Arab percussion Joe McPhee
, saxophone, trumpet Miya Masaoka
, koto Sarah Weaver
In remembrance of Pearl Harbor and for creation of peace in our time, musicians from the SLM Ensemble perform solo and chamber music compositions and improvisations for peace.
The SLM Ensemble is a New York City based experimental music large ensemble created by co-artistic directors bassist/composer Mark Dresser
and conductor/composer Sarah Weaver. The SLM Ensemble performs and records works for large ensemble, solo and chamber works, film/multimedia, and the telematic medium via the internet by Dresser, Weaver, and at times collaborating composers. The modular roster is composed of diverse pioneering musicians of our time. The name SLM is an acronym “Source Liminal Music” as well as a tri-consonantal root of words from several languages that mean “peace”.
The SLM Ensemble was formed in 2014 from years of New York and international projects since 2007, Dresser and Weaver’s online collaborations, and longer term collaborations among the musicians, including concerts at The Stone, Roulette, Iridium Jazz Club, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York University, United Nations Headquarters in New York, and telematic concerts with Abu Dhabi, Banff, Beijing, Belfast, Jerusalem, Nairobi, San Diego, South Korea, Stanford, Stony Brook, and Switzerland. The SLM Ensemble continues this work at the forefront of experimental music, expressing synthesis of the innovative improvisation languages of the musicians, the diverse intersections within the ensemble, and forging new realizations for interconnection. The SLM Ensemble is managed by Liminal Music Inc.