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THURSDAY DECEMBER 9, 2021, 8:00 PM, $15


The Old Stone House
in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map
718-930-2286 | BUY TICKETS

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, December 9th with New York-based composer and pianist Anthony Coleman. A longtime figure in Downtown music circles, Coleman’s work traverses a variety of genres and approaches, including jazz, contemporary chamber music, Jewish music, and free improvisation. The program will feature Coleman on piano, with field recordings and other instruments. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

***Audience limited to 25, proof of vaccination required for entry, please wear a mask.

Founded in 2012, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event focuses on a single artist, who presents a recent work or project in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation between the artist and curator.

About the artist:

Anthony Coleman has been one of the key figures of New York music for nearly four decades. His work bridges the gap between Composition and Improvisation, Uptown and Downtown, and spans a wide range of genres and practices including Free Improvisation, Jazz, Jewish music (of various types), and Contemporary Chamber Music. He emerged in the early 80s after earning degrees from New England Conservatory and Yale, appearing on classic early Downtown recordings by Glenn Branca, John Zorn and others. In the year since, Coleman has had a prolific career as a composer, with commissions by the Concert Artist Guild, the Jerome Foundation, the Ruhrtriennale, the Festival Banlieues Blues, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and others. He has appeared at the Sarajevo Jazz Festival (Bosnia), North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), Saalfelden Festival (Austria), and the Krakow and Vienna Jewish Culture Festivals. Coleman has recorded 15 CDs under his own name, many for the Tzadik label, as well as for New World Records and La Huit (France). He has been a member of the faculty of the New England Conservatory since 2006 and the Mannes College of Music at the New School since 2013. He has also taught at Bennington College, the Bard MFA program, and La Guardia Community College.

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