CMG Sound Foundry presents Wayne Horvitz

Portland Metro Arts – Sunday, August 18 – 6:50 p.m.
Wayne Horvitz

CMG Sound Foundry presents Wayne Horvitz

Sunday, August 18, doors open: 1:00 p.m., set begins: 6:50 p.m.
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Michael Gamble, the artistic head of Portland’s most adventurous musical organizations, Creative Music Guild, performs an improvised set in collaboration with award-winning pianist Wayne Horvitz.

Wayne Horvitz is a composer, pianist and electronic musician who has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. He is the leader of the Gravitas Quartet, Sweeter Than the Day, Zony Mash, The Four plus One Ensemble and co-founder of the New York Composers Orchestra. He has performed and collaborated with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, George Lewis, Robin Holcomb, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Michael Shrieve and Carla Bley, among others. Commissioners include the NEA, Meet the Composer, Kronos String Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, BAM, and Earshot Jazz. Collaborators include Paul Taylor, Liz Lerman, Bill Irwin and Gus Van Sant. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including two MAP grants and the NEA American Masterpiece award. Recent compositions include The Heartsong of Charging Elk based on the novel by James Welch and 55: Music and Dance in Concrete: a site-specific collaboration with dancer Yukio Suzuki and video artist Yohei Saito. He is the music programmer for The Royal Room, a performance venue in Seattle, Washington, and a professor of composition at the Cornish College of the Arts.

The Creative Music Guild is a Portland, Oregon, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote experimental, improvised music by presenting concerts, workshops, and other events that bring together internationally recognized musicians with local performers, audiences, and music students of all ages. For over twenty years, the CMG has been a leader in cultivating Portland’s experimental and improvised music. There are four major components of the organization: the Outset Series; the Improvisation Summit of Portland; Confluence: The Visiting Artist Series; and the Extradition Series.

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