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Amir ElSaffar: Rivers of Sound Large Ensemble: Not Two (World Premiere)
Thursday, April 16 at 7:30
Rivers of Sound presents 17 musicians from a broad spectrum of traditions, from Iraqi maqam to American jazz. Using resonance as its governing principle, the music incorporates elements of maqam modal music of the Middle East with jazz and other contemporary musical practices to create a unique microtonal musical environment that moves beyond the notions of style and tradition into a realm of uninhibited musical communication. As pitches and rhythms become fluid, so do cultural boundaries: elements that traditionally divide musicians and genre-specific modes are re-contextualized in a fresh transcultural soundscape.
A Lincoln Center co-commission
Underwritten by the MAP Fund and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)
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