Artists Studio: Louis Andriessen and Jason Moran

“Moran is like no other pianist at work. His improvisations are dynamic, eruptive, keyed to the compositions at hand.”Village Voice

“one of the most influential figures in contemporary classical music”
The New York Times on Louis Andriessen

Dutch contemporary composer Louis Andriessen creates music that is carefully structured, strictly notated, and technically demanding, yet he loves to improvise and is influenced and passionate about jazz as heard in many of his works. As a counterpoint to the visionary production of his monumental De Materie, he is joined by pianist Jason Moran for an evening spotlighting these jazz influences as well as other improvisations. This artfully-curated set for two pianos gives a contemporary context to musical improvisation, moving this extemporaneous art form from its origins in the time of Bach and Beethoven to the modern age.

Image: Louis Andriessen photographed by Francesca Patella

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