CI Salon Night: Survivors Breakfast, Chorinho, & African Heritage Ensembles
Students from NEC’s ground-breaking department of Contemporary Improvisation perform in Survivor's Breakfast, led by Anthony Coleman, the Chorinho Ensemble, led by Amir Milstein, and the African Heritage Ensemble, led by Nedelka Prescod.
Survivor's Breakfast explores the wonderful and terrifying space between Composition and Improvisation. Repertoire includes original compositions by ensemble members and its director along with pieces by such diverse masters as John Zorn, Christian Wolff and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Explores chorinho, an important Brazilian musical tradition.
African Heritage Ensemble
The African Heritage Ensemble takes a look at various genres within the vast repertoire of songs born of the early African in America experience; these include early work songs and spirituals, the blues, jazz, doo-wop, neo-soul and hip-hop, as well as connections with the music of the Caribbean. Oral tradition is the driving force in creating a sense of collaboration in this music making, while finding a new authenticity in expressing the underlying feels and grooves inherent in each genre.