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March 6 Salon previews

Clement Reid

"Dreams, Improvisations for Piano, combines sections from an earlier piece, Explorations. These selected movements are examples of reordering of musical material from the earlier piece, that give a kind of floating dream-like impression, in a similar manner as actual dreams seem to reorder and juxtapose experiences and events from reality in a new or unusual way, but with a different image or message. Dreams, Improvisations comprises six movements: Project, Dream 1, Dream 2, Improvisation, Dream 4, Dream 5."

Ann Cummings

"How can I not own my own composition? When music is fundamentally motion, what keeps everything separate? Is there a continuity to brokenness?" Ann explores these questions with her etude Three of a Kind for String Bass, Banjo, and Piano.

Nadya Kadrevis and Jeremy Shaskus

Nadya and Jeremy will present a selection from Trinity, a work in three parts: creation, destruction, and redemption. Part one will be performed on the March 6 salon.

From Nadya: "I was inspired by the parallels between Hinduism and Christianity when I was in India in 2013 shooting my documentary. The inspiration took form when I met Jeremy and we decided to collaborate on the music; staying true to the mythology developing in my mind, we created part one. The cello represents Brahmin the eternal pulse of life, the piano represents Shiva the creator/destroyer, and the soprano saxophone represents Vishnu the redeemer."

Hear these works and join the discussion at the March 6, 2015 Salon.

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