Marlboro Slipstream Group (Matan Rubinstein – piano/electronics, Jake Charkey – cello, Andrew Greenwald – drums/percussion and Ned Rothenberg – winds) was conceived as a musical meeting of four performers/composers/improvisers of wildly different musical backgrounds, to make music that is betwixt and between. MSG is Ensemble In Residence at Marlboro College.
Among the music performed, the program will feature the New York premiere of Terraplane, an irreverent reconfiguration of the Romantic eraTone Poem inspired by two sources: Jack Womack’s dystopian parallel universe Science Fiction novel and Robert Johnson’s song Terraplane Blues (featured in the book and the namesake for both novel and piece). Like much of the quartet’s oeuvre, Terraplane employs four modes of music making: manipulation of sampled digital audio, fixed composition, modular materials employed in real time, and improvisation.
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