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Jeremiah Cymerman: Book of Dead
Part of the The Uncertainty Music Series at Firehouse 12
Saturday, March 30, 2013
8:30p $12 The on-line box office is closed.
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Jeremiah Cymerman : clarinet, electronics

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From the artist:
"In 2013, through a series of performances in different cities, Cymerman will be developing a new piece for solo clarinet and electronics entitled Book of Dead. Drawing inspiration from the writings of Chogyam Trungpa Book of Dead is a much more subtle and meditative piece than most of Cymerman’s previous solo work, moving at a slower pace, observing more silence and focussing on the more intimate wooden qualities of the instrument. To be recorded for release on Cymerman’s own 5049 records Book of Dead marks a new direction for Jeremiah Cymerman."

The Uncertainty Music Series and Sound Hall are pleased to present two concerts of electronic music in Firehouse 12’s performance space on February 23rd and March 30th. Firehouse 12 is known primarily as a venue for acoustic jazz but is welcoming The Uncertainty Music Series and Sound Hall to present two concerts by two of the most innovative practitioners of electronic music today: modular synthesiser player Keith Fullerton Whitman and clarinetist/electronic musician Jeremiah Cymerman. Each performance will be preceded by a free pre-concert talk (free tickets required).

Cymerman has been called "an impenitent genre-breaker whose membership today’s greats must be granted now" (Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes) and whose music strikes "a compelling balance between hallucinatory sound sculpting and the immediacy of improvised music" (Jason Bivins, Dusted Magazine).

Cymerman has worked or performed with a broad range of contemporary artists and frequent collaborators include Toby Driver, Nate Wooley, Brian Chase, Mario Diaz de Leon, Christopher Hoffman, Jessica Pavone and Matthew Welch. Cymerman has toured internationally, received numerous commissions and published several articles on music and music production. He has released several recordings of his own music and his recorded output has been documented on the Tzadik and Porter record labels.

The Uncertainty Music Series is a New Haven, CT based creative music series that has been presenting concert events since September 2007. The series focuses on original music generally of the improvised, electronic, or experimental varieties. The goal of the series is to provide a venue for local and regional artists who aren't being actively presented in other venues in the area and to encourage creative exchange among artists in New Haven and the region. SOUND HALL is a curated speaker and performance series, initiated with support from the Public Humanities Initiative at Yale University. The SOUND HALL series gathers diverse audiences together in various public spaces throughout New Haven, with the aim of creating meaningful spaces for collective listening.

These performances were made possible in part by a grant from New Music USA’s Metlife Creative Connections Program.

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