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Sudden Sound Presents Sam Newsome


The Sudden Sound concert series, presented by Krannert Art Museum, returns with a webinar event format featuring exclusive pre-recorded performance content and a live discussion with a guest artist in the field of improvised music and the jazz avant-garde.

Our premiere presentation will feature soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome offering original, extended solo works and conversation on the music with series curator Jason Finkelman. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions upon registration or during the presentation.

Dedicated to expanding the sonic boundaries of solo saxophone performance since 2006, New York-based Sam Newsome creates improvisatory art music expressed through a personalized sound palette of extended techniques where jazz functions as a foundational resource. Newsome’s seventh solo release, Chaos Theory: Song Cycles for Prepared Saxophone (2019) features concepts and methodologies which allow him to delve further into the sonic crevices of his instrument.

Registration is required for this virtual event, conducted via Zoom.

This performance will last approximately 60 minutes.

Krannert Art Museum endeavors to be accessible to all. This virtual event will be in English and closed captioned via Zoom. If you have questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation, please email kam-accessibility [at] illinois.edu.

This program is partially supported by the Lorado Taft on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, and School of Music. Sudden Sound is organized by Krannert Art Museum and Jason Finkelman, Director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives in the School of Music.

Event Details

Th Nov 12, 2020 - 4:00pm CT
Free