The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music presents guest ensemble, Self-imposed Exile, performing “A Musical Time Capsule” featuring Grammy-nominated multiple woodwind specialist Aaron J. Kruziki, Polish pianist and composer Jakub Rojek, and composer/electroacoustic-artist Harry Ward. The free-admission performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Crowder Hall on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The public is invited to meet the artists for a Q & A discussion following the performance.
Founded in 2015, Self-imposed Exile has released their first LP, “Live from Steinway Hall” the same year on A-side Records, featuring Jakub Rojek “Sounds from the Self-Exposed Exile” and series of blank-slate improvisations. Members of the ensemble are veterans of many music scenes and have received awards and commissions from The New England Conservatory, award winning videographer Karine Laval, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Polish soprano Milena Lange, Internationale Rachmaninov Gesellschaft of Darmstadt, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, Chelsea Music Festival, Lesley Anne Wheeler, and have appeared at Vancouver Jazz Festival, OpDerSchmelz Chopin and Piano Plus Festivals in Luxembourg, BeanTown Jazz Festival, Festival de la Medina in Tunisia, the Charlie Parker and Winter Jazz festivals in New York City, University of Tennessee’s Electroacoustic Ensemble at Electro-music Asheville, the USF New-Music Consortium, the International Electro-music Festival, and the Big Ears Music Festival and alongside music greats Roscoe Mitchel, Dave Holland, Dave Douglas, Cecil McBee, Andy Milne, Ben Monder, Raloh Alesi, John Hollenbeck, Stanley Clarke, Jim McNeely, and Fred Hersch.
Members of Self-imposed Exile are multi-reedman Aaron J. Kruziki, pianist/composer Jakub Rojek, and composer/electroacoustic-artist Harry Ward.
Self-imposed Exile educational mission is to advocate for the implementation of non-idiomatic improvisation into academic curriculum and to propagate and disseminate widely this artistic form of expression. In more detail, the ensemble explores an experimental concept and process of a non-idiomatic improvisation following the classical approach to building of a larger form. However esoteric and intangible, these processes occur in the lacuna between composed and improvised environments allowing creation of another organically formulated music paradigm.
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TICKETS: Free admission