SPCO Liquid Music Presents Jennifer Koh: Limitless with Tyshawn Sorey and Vijay Iyer
January 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm$25 - $30
The “thoughtful and intense” (The New York Times) violinist Jennifer Koh, “a prodigious builder of musical bridges” (Los Angeles Times), brings her most recent commissioning project to Saint Paul. Limitless celebrates the collaborative relationship between composer and performer, while also exploring the historical role of the composer as performer. This spirit of collaboration contrasts with the conventional notion that composition and performance are discrete and detached parts of the musical process. In an intimate set, Koh will be joined by the “radical and seemingly boundless” (Wall Street Journal) composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey and “extravagantly gifted” (The New Yorker) composer and jazz pianist Vijay Iyer to perform the works they premiered in March of 2018 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York. This Liquid Music presentation will see an expanded program of improvisations, duos and solos using Iyer’s The Diamond and Sorey’s In Memoriam Muhal Richard Abrams as concert centerpieces.