This Sunday, August 23, Garfield Artworks (4931 Penn Avenue. 412-361-2262) will host extended technique trumpeter Peter Evans from New York City. Evans has actually been in town fairly recently in group situations – in the past year, he performed with Moppa Elliott’s acclaimed avant-jazz group Mostly Other People Do the Killing at the Rex Theater, as well as with Brooklyn jazz-rockers Afuche at the Lava Lounge. He has a new album called “Nature/Culture” on
Evan Parker’s UK-based label PSI Records, which respected
magazine The Wire praised as follows: “..few free improvisors – we’re talking those with the pedigree of Derek Bailey, Cecil Taylor and John Stevens – have indisputably re-formatted their instruments. Evans is touching upon that ballpark of significance..” High praise,
The show on Sunday opens doors at 8 pm and admission
is $7. The opening acts are Plainswalkers (featuring drone
& noise artists Tusk Lord & Hunted Creatures) and
Cherry Cherry Cherry Lemon (the quartet of Hyla Willis,
Josh Beyer, Michael Johnsen and Margaret Cox). The show is open to all ages, so bring the teenagers and/or the kids
if you think they can handle it.
Peter Evans also has a rather extensive New Music background which is expounded upon at length on his
But here is an excerpt: Peter Evans graduated Oberlin Conservatory with a degree in classical trumpet. He is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). He performs on piccolo trumpet in Baroque settings, e.g. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 at the Bargemusic series, and in Bach’s Mass in B Minor at St Peter’s Church. Peter is also an experienced teacher, having given workshops on music, trumpet, and improvisation at institutions including the University of California in San Diego, Buffalo University, University of Oregon, Northwestern University and the Walden School. In June 2008 Peter traveled to the Philippines with the Cultures in Harmony project, teaching, collaborating and performing with tribal musicians in Mindanao. Recent travels have brought Peter to venues and festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the UK, and Southeast Asia. These include appearances at the Moers Festival, the Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon Festival, Bordeaux Jazz Festival, Jazz a Mulhouse, and the Free Music Festival in Antwerp.
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