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GEORGE LEWIS – NORTH STAR BOOGALOO (1996) TYSHAWN SOREY – FOR GEORGE LEWIS (2019) Sunday, April 24, 2022 (4:30pm)
LOS ANGELES, CA

At the Rothko Chapel, Tyshawn Sorey explores sound — and silence

Fifty years ago, composer Morton Feldman wrote music to commemorate the opening of the Rothko Chapel in Houston. A half-century later, composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and MacArthur "genius" Tyshawn Sorey was asked to write a new piece for this nondenominational space. Sorey's Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) debuted Feb. 19 at the Rothko Chapel.
HOUSTON, TX
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At the Rothko Chapel, Tyshawn Sorey explores sound — and silence

Fifty years ago, composer Morton Feldman wrote music to commemorate the opening of the Rothko Chapel in Houston. A half-century later, composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and MacArthur "genius" Tyshawn Sorey was asked to write a new piece for this nondenominational space. Sorey's Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) debuted Feb. 19 at the Rothko Chapel.
HOUSTON, TX
Washington Post

Rothko Chapel to celebrate 50 years of peace and quiet with a landmark commission by Tyshawn Sorey

One of the quietest places I’ve ever been is right in the middle of one of the loudest places I’ve ever lived. The Rothko Chapel is an octagonal, nondenominational sanctuary of sorts that also serves as a permanent gallery for 14 monumental paintings by the American modernist painter Mark Rothko. It sits in the heart of Houston’s art-rich Montrose neighborhood, an oasis of shady ancient oaks and yawning magnolias, unassumingly removed from the city’s seemingly endless strip-mall sprawl.
HOUSTON, TX
operawire.com

Tyshawn Sorey Signs Publishing Deal with Edition Peters

Composer and instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey has signed a publishing agreement with Edition Peters. Winner of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award, a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, and a 2018 United States Artists Fellowship, Sorey’s work has been performed by such organizations as John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, the Ojai Music Festival, and by Opera Philadelphia. Major performers who have championed his work include soprano Julia Bullock, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, flutist Claire Chase, countertenor John Holiday, violinist Jennifer Koh, pianist Conrad Tao, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and cellist Seth Parker Woods.
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londonjazznews.com

Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey (EFG LJF 2021)

(Queen Elizabeth Hall. 14 November 2021. EFG London Jazz Festival . Review by Alison Bentley) “Do you feel good?” US pianist Vijay Iyer asked the audience with wry humour. “We’re going to change that!“ Compere Kevin Legendre had told us how Iyer’s music “…called out oppression, inequality and unconscionable government practices.” Would it make us feel understandably UnEasy, the title of the trio’s new ECM album? With no interval and few introductions by Iyer, the experience was utterly involving and intense.
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theparisreview.org

Allowing Things to Happen: An Interview with Tyshawn Sorey

Tyshawn Sorey is a remarkable figure in contemporary music. For the past twenty years, he has been among the most highly regarded and in-demand drummers in avant-garde jazz, playing with major contemporary figures such as Steve Coleman, Kris Davis, Vijay Iyer, and Steve Lehman, as well as veterans like Marilyn Crispell, Myra Melford, Roscoe Mitchell, and John Zorn. On albums like Alloy, The Inner Spectrum of Variables, and Verisimilitude—the trilogy of trio records he released between 2014 and 2017—he blurs the boundaries between jazz and classical music, exploring sound textures and patches of silence as well as driving rhythms. Over the same period, Sorey, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2017 and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, has been developing his oeuvre as a classical composer.
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jazzwise.com

Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson, and Tyshawn Sorey and more for 25th anniversary edition of the Other Minds Festival of New Music in San Francisco

Curated by jazz concert producer Harry Bernstein, Moment’s Notice will bring to the festival stage 26 leading lights of the contemporary improvised music scene, including many of the pioneering icons of this music, as well as younger artists whose work is at once a continuance and an expansion of the jazz avant-garde. Festival artists include MacArthur Genius Award winners Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson, and Tyshawn Sorey; Guggenheim Fellows Jen Shyu, Wadada Leo Smith, and Zeena Parkins; Doris Duke Performing Artist Award winners William Parker and Myra Melford; NEA Jazz Master Roscoe Mitchell; Berlin Prize Awardee Elliott Sharp; and a number of additional performers whose music is a vital expression of the traditions of improvisation.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
sfcv.org

Decorating Time With Tyshawn Sorey

I was, to say the least, moved when I first heard composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey‘s For George Lewis. As it happens, I was also quite literally moving, seated on a plane slicing through air thousands of feet above ground, listening intently while strapped firmly to a place between places, a time within time.
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Newsbits: Miles Davis / Tyshawn Sorey / Bill Bruford / James Brandon Lewis

Miles Davis’s 1991 Paris concert is going to be released. Tyshawn Sorey and ICE will be performing at NY’s Little Island Festival. Bill Bruford’s back catalogue is going to be available digitally for the first time. James Brandon Lewis is interviewed about his latest album, Jesup Wagon.
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