Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present the Glen Moore and David Rothenberg for another Interference Series event at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Thursday, December 6th, 2018. Doors are at 6:30pm and concert begins at 7:00pm.
One of the co-founders of the legendary ensemble Oregon, bassist Glen Moore has been at the forefront of creative music since the 1960s. Along with Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, and Colin Walcott, Moore developed a unique style of improvisation and composition spanning the worlds of jazz, classical music, and what would later be called world music. He has appeared on numerous recordings as a member of Oregon and other ensembles, and as a solo artist. He has performed with the gamut of modern music-makers ranging from Carla Bley to Elvin Jones to Ravi Shankar, and has also collaborated with important poets such as Yusef Komunyakaa and Anne Waldman. A bassist of great skill and wit, Moore is one of the most important American musicians to emerge from the post-bebop improvised music tradition.
David Rothenberg is a clarinetist, composer, and writer who is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Music at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has recorded many albums of original music, several of which act as companions to book projects on the music and sound of nature such as Why Birds Sing (on birds), Thousand Mile Song (on whales), and Bug Music (on insects). He has collaborated with musicians spanning the range of style, genre, and nationality, including Glen Velez, Marilyn Crispell, and Lucie Vítková. His musical duets with animals have called into question our assumptions about creativity and improvisation, and are part of an on-going investigation of an entirely different kind of natural “world” music.
Moore and Rothenberg will be joined by percussionist Rob Wallace, who is co-curator of the Interference Series and a Lecturer in the NAU Honors College. Wallace is a musician, writer, and teacher who has published and recorded widely. Join the Interference Series for an evening of innovative music!
This concert is one of several events in a multi-day residency by Glen Moore and David Rothenberg at Northern Arizona University, including workshops, masterclasses, and other events open to the public. Generous support has been provided by the NAU Honors College, School of Music, Jazz Studies, and College of Arts and Letters. For more information visit interferenceseries.org and nau.edu/music/performance-areas/jazz-studies/.
The show will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 student discount. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Coconino Center for the Arts. To avoid an online purchasing fee, call Coconino Center for the Arts at (928) 779-2300. All tickets sales are final – no refunds will be issued.