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Turning Point Ensemble: Round Midnight Rudolf Komorous Meets Thelonious Monk

Turning Point Ensemble: Round Midnight Rudolf Komorous Meets Thelonious Monk

May 30, 2013
British Columbia

In Strange Sphere, the Turning Point Ensemble links two iconoclasts whose music has a unique signature and startling originality. Thelonious Sphere Monk, with his quirky genius and sharply chiseled music, is influential to jazz musicians and contemporary composers alike. Rudolf Komorous, recently turned 80, is one of Canada’s most inventive and influential composers. His music, with its melancholy and strange beauty, has a Monk-like purity and individuality. The concert includes Komorous’ Strange Sphere based on Blue Monk, and 23 Poems about Horses for narrator and ensemble based on the Tang dynasty poetry of Li Ho. An assortment of the West Coast’s most distinctive musicians including Christopher Butterfield, John Korsrud, David MacIntyre, and Tony Wilson pay homage to the music of Monk and Komorous with new works. In addition, the TPE will premiere Fantasy on Themes of Thelonious Monk by Paris-based Monk scholar and jazz musician, Joe Makholm

Dates: Friday, May 31 ; Saturday, June 1
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Address: 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
Tickets: $35 / $33 / $10

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