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Open Arts 17 Malcolm Goldstein

Malcolm Goldstein, original works for solo violin

but one bird sang not (1995)
on & on and always slowly nowhere (2011)
my feet is tired but my soul is rested( 1985)
Soundings for violin (1988)

“...sparkling with ingenuity and the intense creativity of a free man on Earth”

This concert is not to be missed by all who has an interest in musical improvisation. We are extremely thrilled and fortunate to receive master improviser, violinist, and composer Malcolm Goldstein for the first time in New Brunswick for the penultimate LeHum concert presentation (no. 9, vol. 2) of this season. For over fifty years, Malcolm has been developing a unique voice, and an unmistakable style of improvisation making him a dominate force in the act of free musical expression. On his appearance at LeHum, Malcolm will lead us into his creative world through improvisations and his own compositions.   

A composer, violinist and improviser, Malcolm Goldstein has been active in the presentation of new music and dance since the early 1960s, when he participated in the Tone Roads Ensemble, Judson Dance Theater and Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York City. Though trained as a classical violinist, his music became focused on open improvisation. His "Soundings" improvisations have received international acclaim for having "reinvented violin playing", extending the range of tonal/sound-texture possibilities of the instrument and revealing new dimensions of expressivity. Numerous composers—as diverse as John Cage and Ornette Coleman—have written music for him. Since the late 1970s he has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Japan where he has presented concerts of his music at several New Music America festivals, the Acustica International Festival (West German Radio, Cologne), and as director of the Ensemble for New Music of the Frankfurt Hessischer Rundfunk.