Ray Sasaki and The Tone Road Ramblers

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Event Title:Ray Sasaki and The Tone Road Ramblers (More Information)
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TONE ROAD RAMBLERS gave its first concert April 21st, 1981 in New York City on the Roulette series. Since then the group has concertized over a large part of the USA including New York, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Tampa, Miami, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Urbana, and Austin. TRR has been recorded on two LP’s and nine CD’s and continues to rehearse at Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, each year for the purpose of exploring new ideas for improvisations and compositions.

The motivation to form and develop this unique ensemble was and is to find a collaborative music that reaches for a broad range of human experiences and ideas. Our work is the result of intensive residencies, which include rehearsing notated scores, improvising, eating, drinking, laughing, hanging out, and sharing stories and personal histories. The final result is a music of respect, love and exploration. Our musical materials are inclusive and diverse and include: extended techniques, the use of toys and unusual sound sources, micro tunings, diverse traditions of jazz, world music and the western avant-garde.

Date and Time:Feb. 27, 2013 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Contact:Butler School of Music General Information
Admission:Free Admission
Location:Bates Recital Hall (MRH Building) Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music