Tyler Gilmore, a second year master’s student in NEC’s jazz studies department, premieres his multi-media work A Rambling Stretch in concert on Wednesday, January 30 at New England Conservatory’s Brown Hall.
Gilmore grew up in Riverton, Wyoming and the surrounding Wind River Indian Reservation. A Rambling Stretch is a personal portrait of life in the area. Gilmore hired Denver photographer Gary Isaacs and together they drove to Riverton where Isaacs took the photos for this project. Gilmore’s compositions are inspired by the photos, which will be projected as a visual element of the concert experience.
Already an acclaimed composer, Gilmore won the 2009 ASCAP/Columbia College Commission in Honor of Hank Jones and won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award for three years running — 2008, 2009, and 2010. His music has been reviewed in DownBeat and performed by Jon Faddis’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Bobby Watson and The UMKC Concert Jazz Ensemble, The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Band I, The Playground Ensemble, and The Henry Mancini Institute Overture Orchestra, among others. His work is published by UNC Jazz Press and Minor Ninth Music.
A Rambling Stretch was supported in part by a grant from the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department.
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