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Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones Quartet
Part of the 2016 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, November 11, 2016
8:30p $20 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
10:00p $15 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
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Performers
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Amirtha Kidambi : compositions, voice
Brandon Lopez : bass
Matt Nelson : saxophone
Max Jaffe : drums


Elder Ones is the quartet performing the compositions of vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Mary Halvorson/Elizabeth-Caroline Unit). Situated in concentric musical circles and communities in New York City, her collaborators saxophonist Matt Nelson (Battle Trance/Tune-Yards), bassist Brandon Lopez (Nate Wooley Quartet) and drummer Max Jaffe (JOBS) have crossed paths in the DIY underground, in incestuous circles of free improvisers, and concert halls of angular new music. The instrumentalists chosen for this project draw from a wide variety of vocabularies from hip-hop to the avant-garde, each bringing their own highly individual language to the group. The quartet uses composed material and loose structures for improvisation, over a bed of Indian harmonium drones and synthesizer like non-idiomatic playing on the instrument. Oscillating between worlds of Raga and microtonality, to jagged rhythmic precision and punishing brutality, Thyagaraja, Alice Coltrane or Stockhausen could be equally suspected sources of their sound. Their debut album HOLY SCIENCE is available now on Northern Spy Records.

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