May 12

Performance Archive

Music of Steve Lehman

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 7:30pm

(le) poisson rogue, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Subway: B,D,F,M to West 4 St. – Washington Square

Admission FREE; E-mail [email protected] to RSVP.

MNMP joins International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) to commission Steve Lehman as part of ICElab, their groundbreaking new model for commissioning, developing, and performing new music.

This ICElab concert spotlights an evening-length new work by Steve Lehman, Impossible Flow, tailor-made for ICE. Long known as a virtuosic saxophone player at the center of New York’s experimental jazz scene, Steve Lehman has also developed a reputation as a brilliant composer. His 2009 album Travail, Transformation, and Flow was placed on an unprecedented 30 Top-Ten lists of jazz and experimental albums around the world. Meanwhile his work with composers Tristan Murail and Anthony Braxton, and his extensive experience in electroacoustic media, have yielded a musical style at the frontiers of contemporary concert music and experimental jazz.

Steve Lehman (b. 1978): Impossible Flow: for flute, alto saxophone, clarinet, horn, trombone, piano, double bass, drums and percussion (2011) WORLD PREMIERE

1. Impossible Flow: Prologue (2011) for flute, clarinet, horn, trombone, piano, double bass, drum set and percussion
2. Baltimore/Berlin (2008) for clarinet, trombone, piano, double bass, drum set
3. For McCoy Tyner, Tristan Murail, Anthony Braxton and Alexander Scriabin (2011) for alto saxophone and piano
4. Impossible Flow: Epilogue (2011) for alto saxophone

Steve Lehman’s new ICElab work, Impossible Flow, is commissioned jointly by the Manhattan New Music Project and ICE.

This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Photo Credit: Willie Davis

Photo Credit: Chad Batka