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Harlem Jazz Series - Pete Drungle

  • Greater Calvary Baptist Church 43-55 West 124th Street NY, NY 10027 USA (map)

Pete Drungle is a Bessie Award-winning composer and pianist who has made music with Ornette Coleman, The Kronos Quartet, Yoko Ono, the Decoding Society and many others; he has composed scores for theater, television, film and video, and has collaborated with visual and performance artists including Michael Portnoy, Rudolf Stingel, Marianne Vitale, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Agathe Snow and others. His music compositions, performances and sound design have accompanied exhibitions in Art-Basel Miami, the Whitney Biennial, and Performa 07, 09 and 11. As a pianist, Drungle is an intrepid, adventurous improviser - possibly best exemplified by his legendary 24-HOUR CONTINUOUS SOLO PIANO IMPROVISATION; Wire magazine's Alan Licht remarked, "... In as much as free improvisation can be a real-time, stream of consciousness expression, Drungle's epic event pushed it well beyond the limits usually imposed by the customary concert timetable...

That he was still functioning at a high level of creativity after 23 hours pays new testimony to the improvisational mindset. Drungle contributed the truest experiment in concert as performance art that PERFORMA had to offer."

Featuring: Pete Drungle - piano

First set: 7pm-7:45pm (15 min break)

Second set: 8pm-8:45pm

Cost: $20

Earlier Event: September 25
Harlem Jazz Series - Queen Esther