Two masters of improvisation and pioneers in their field join forces for an evening of world music percussion and free play on violin. Master percussionist Tom Teasley will be joined by improvisational violinist Stephen Nachmanovitch for an evening of live music, created in the moment. The concert kicks off Teasley's 2-day residency at the college and is followed by a screening of the Dracula-inspired silent classic film Nosferatu, which will be accompanied by Teasley's original, spooky live score.
Tom Teasley is a critically acclaimed, award-winning musician, composer and sound designer. Among other honors, he has worked with the National Symphony, served as artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center, and traveled the world as a Cultural Envoy for the U.S. Department of State. He has been described as "a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word, musical wizard and multi-instrumental genius" by The Washington Post.
Stephen Nachmanovitch is a prominent musician, author, computer artist and educator. He has been credited with being a pioneer in free improvisation on violin, viola and electric violin and with introducing techniques now common in electroacoustic music. Nachmanovitch writes and teaches about improvisation, creativity and systems approaches in many fields of activity.
$12 Adults/$10 Seniors/Students. Takes place in the Main Stage Theatre, V. Earl Dickinson Building.