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.