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SLM ENSEMBLE: Solo and Chamber Works for Peace

SLM Ensemble: Solo and Chamber Works for Peace.

In remembrance of Pearl Harbor and for creation of peace in our time, musicians from the SLM Ensemble perform solo and chamber music compositions and improvisations for peace.

Musicians: Ray Anderson, trombone, Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Samir Chatterjee, tabla, Miya Masaoka, koto, Joe McPhee, saxophone, trumpet, Zafer Tawil, oud, violin, qanun, Arab percussion, Dave Taylor, bass trombone, Sarah Weaver, composer

The SLM Ensemble is a New York City based experimental music large ensemble created by co-artistic directors bassist/composer Mark Dresser and conductor/composer Sarah Weaver. The SLM Ensemble performs and records works for large ensemble, solo and chamber works, film/multimedia, and the telematic medium via the internet by Dresser, Weaver, and at times collaborating composers. The modular roster is composed of diverse pioneering musicians of our time. The name SLM is an acronym “Source Liminal Music” as well as a tri-consonantal root of words from several languages that mean “peace”.

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Excerpt 2 of 4. "As We Know It" by Oliver Lake from "Inspiraling: Telematic Jazz Explorations".

San Diego Performers: Hafez Modirzadeh, saxophone, Michael Dessen, trombone, Alex Cline, percussion, Mark Dresser, contrabass.
New York Performers: Amir ElSaffar, trumpet, Oliver Lake, saxophone, Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, Gerry Hemingway, percussion, Sarah Weaver, conductor.

Earlier Event: December 6
The Savannah Disputation
Later Event: December 8
The Tenth Intervention Ensemble