Ned Rothenberg and friends
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 3:00pm • Ragle Hall, Serkin Center
In this latest installment of the Music for a Sunday Afternoon series, acclaimed composer and performer Ned Rothenberg will be joined by three other musicians: David Tronzo (slide guitar), Bruno Raberg (double bass), and Marlboro music professor Matan Rubinstein (piano). Playing for the past 33 years on five continents, Ned performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi—an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a kind of personal idiom all its own. In an ensemble setting, he leads the trio Sync, works with the Mivos String Quartet playing his Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, and collaborates around the world with fellow improvisors. Recent recordings include The World of Odd Harmonics, Ryu Nashi (new music for shakuhachi), and Inner Diaspora, all on John Zorn's Tzadik label, as well as Live at Roulette with Evan Parker, and The Fell Clutch, on his own Animul label.