SAXGO19 IMPROVISATION MASTERCLASS
with Evan Parker
Nova Gorica Music School
Saturday 29 June 2019
Application fee: €30
During his masterclass Parker will give a lecture and answer questions about improvisation, literature related to extended techniques on the saxophone, his experience with working alongside other musicians, ways of organizing free improvisation, and approaches to building personal sound on the saxophone. The masterclass is intended for all saxophonists and improvised music lovers, and has no age limit.
Evan Shaw Parker (Bristol, 1944) is a British saxophonist who plays free jazz. During the years, he has recorded and performed with many collaborators, and thus became a pivotal figure in the development of European free jazz and free improvisation. He has pioneered or substantially expanded an array of extended techniques. Critic Ron Wynn describes Parker as "among Europe's most innovative and intriguing saxophonists. His solo sax work isn't for the squeamish." Parker is better known, however, for his later work, which rapidly assimilated the American avant-garde and forged his own, instantly identifiable style. His music of the 1960's and 1970's involves fluttering, swirling lines that have shape rather than tangible melodic content; sometimes he makes use of pure sound in a manner that recalls Steve Lacy's more radical 1970's recordings or the work of some Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) members. He began to develop methods of rapidly layering harmonics and false notes to create dense contrapuntal weaves; these involved experiments with plastic reeds, circular breathing and rapid tonguing which initially were so intense that he would find blood dripping from the saxophone. Parker has become increasingly interested in electronics, usually through inviting collaborators such as Phil Wachsmann, Walter Prati, Joel Ryan, Lawrence Casserley or Matthew Wright to process his playing electronically, creating a feedback loop and shifting soundscape. He has recorded a large number of albums both solo or as a group leader..
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