For his belated 60th birthday concert, Anthony Coleman reflects on his ongoing engagement with the liminal space where composition and improvisation collide. Treating the evening as a mediation on recent projects and collaborations rather than a retrospective, Coleman will be joined by TILT Brass Sextet as well as his students and colleagues from Boston’s New England Conservatory.
The evening will feature two premieres: “zwischengeschlechtlicher” for saxophones, strings and accordion, and “Unbelievable Ponašanje” for the trio of Tanya Kalmanovitch, Anthony Coleman, and Ted Reichman.
Known as both a composer and pianist, Anthony Coleman has been active in the avant garde and free improvisation scene in downtown New York City since the 1970s. An early collaborator of John Zorn, ensembles led by Coleman have recorded extensively for Zorn’s Tzadik label and include the trio Sephardic Tinge and Selfhaters Orchestra. He has toured and recorded with Elliott Sharp, Marc Ribot, Shelley Hirsch, Roy Nathanson, among others.