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Flux Quartet

Flux Quartet

Oliver Lake

Oliver Lake

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Tom Chiu and Conrad Harris, violins
Max Mandel, viola | Felix Fan, cello
with Oliver Lake, saxophone and Cory Smythe, piano

OLIVER LAKE

Hey Now Hey

ROSCOE MITCHELL

9/9/99, With CARDS

ORNETTE COLEMAN

A Dedication to Poets and Writers

LEROY JENKINS

Revival

OLIVER LAKE

Movements, Turns and Switches (Commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress)
5 Sisters

Experience a pair of exhilarating concerts on June 10 and 11 by “one of the most fearless and important new-music ensembles around” (San Francisco Chronicle). With a repertoire highlighted by over 100 premieres, Flux displays impressive versatility across an arresting spectrum of music, leading to unconventional collaborations: soundtracks for 3-D films with digital collective OpenEndedGroup; recording a fully notated composition by avant balloonist Judy Dunaway; and performing Béla Bartók’s String Quartet no. 5 as the onstage band for a Pam Tanowitz ballet.

In this concert Flux presents experimental jazz compositions from four African American masters. Joining the quartet is saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake, a longtime Flux collaborator, and pianist Cory Smythe, who performs Lake’s Movements, Turns and Switches with Flux founder Tom Chiu.

 

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