Peter Apfelbaum’s World Music Project Features Ghanaian xylophone master Alfred Kpebesaane
Saturday, October 7, Greenwich House Music School, NYC
The Creative Music Studio™ begins its fall season at NYC’s Greenwich House Music School with a performance of Peter Apfelbaum’s world music project, Song of the Mystic Thread, on Saturday, October 7 at 8:00. Advance tickets are $20 ($15 students) and are available online and at the door.
Song of the Mystic Thread utilizes both Western and non-Western instruments and “expanded” tuning to create a blend of hypnotic, non-tempered polyrhythmic music and new world folk songs. Apfelbaum is one of CMS’ associate artistic directors (along with Billy Martin and Steven Bernstein). In addition to Apfelbaum (woodwinds/de-tuned organ/piano), the group features two leading practitioners of the gyil (traditional Ghanaian xylophone) – master Alfred Kpebesaane and his protege, Brittany Anjou, along with Charlie Burnham (violin/vocals), Mali Obomsawin (bass) and April Centrone (drums/riqq), along with special surprise guests.
Down Beat writes, “Apfelbaum is still playfully exploring sonic possibilities and, in the process, making some bold musical assertions about the future of jazz,” while CMJ New Music Monthly calls him a ‘visionary, galvanic composer like few others of his time.”
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