Tyshawn Sorey & International Contemporary Ensemble: Autoschediasm
Little Island presents NYC FREE
4 weeks. 460 artists. 160 performances.
Music, Dance, Poetry, Comedy, and more!
August 11 – September 5, 2021
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 at 7:30 PM
Tyshawn Sorey - composer and conductor
Players from the International Contemporary Ensemble
Newark-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey is celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity, effortless mastery of highly complex scores, and extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation in his work. Autoschediasm is a duet for conductor and orchestra, using three distinct methods––Gesture, Autonomy, and Category––for the conductor to generate composition in real time. International Contemporary Ensemble performs this extension of the improvisational legacy that erodes generic boundaries and asserts Sorey’s personal conception of harmonic, timbral, improvisational, and structural principles.
Performance runs 45 minutes
Piano by Steinway & Sons