[COMMISSION] Battle Trance: Blade of Love

1 Mar 2017

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Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm
50 minutes

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Travis Laplante presents A Dance That Empties, a newly commissioned composition commissioned by Roulette. Battle Trance performs Travis Laplante‘s album-length composition Blade of Love, recently released on New Amsterdam Records/NNA Tapes.


The follow-up to their widely acclaimed debut Palace of Wind (2014), Blade of Love is an elemental composition that aims to fulfill the tenor saxophone’s expansive potential as an ensemble instrument. Working within the intimate intersection of the human body/breath and the saxophone, Blade of Love is a spiritual and enigmatic work with a deep emotional resonance.

The flurry of saxophones known as Battle Trance is a tour de force of intense focus and unending breath. Comprised of tenor saxophonists Travis Laplante, Matthew Nelson, Jeremy Viner, and Patrick Breiner, the quartet uses circular breathing and immense physical stamina to produce hypnotic, meditative, and transformative sounds. In pursuit of a music that is both modern and timeless, the group strives to create a “portal of resonance” where there is no separation between the listener and the sound.

Travis Laplante – Composition, Tenor Saxophone
Patrick Breiner – Tenor Saxophone
Matthew Nelson – Tenor Saxophone
Jeremy Viner – Tenor Saxophone
Gerald Cleaver- drums

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