Fall Music Series: Mark Feldman

December 14th, 2001

Fall 2001 Music Series, curated by Ned Rothenberg
Time: 8PM
Tickets: $10

Location One is happy to announce the third performance of our Fall 2001 Music Series. Violinist and Composer Mark Feldman will present a concert of music for solo violin featuring compositions from his CD Music for Violin Alone (Tzadik). Synthesizing new music, virtuoso violin gestures and improvisation, Feldman injects new life into solo violin performance. MARK FELDMAN In 1994, Õ95, 99, 2000, and 2001 violinist and composer Mark Feldman received the First Place award for “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” in Down Beat magazine’s critics’ poll. He has been a featured soloist with various European groups: Basel Sinfonetta, George Gruntz Big Band (Switzerland), WDR Radio Orchestra and WDR Big Band (Koln, Germany), UMO Big Band (Helsinki), and with the Sweet Basil Monday Nite Big Band in NYC. Last June he premiered a Violin Concerto by Bill Dobbins in the Vienna Concert House, Austria. Likewise, in jazz festivals and concerts, he has performed with John Zorn, Billy Hart, John Abercrombie, Joe Lovano, Paul Bley, Dave Douglas, Bill Frissell, Uri Caine, Tom Harrell, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ray Anderson, Don Byron, Trilok Gurtu, Pharaoh Saunders, Richard Galliano and Anthony Davis. Mr. Feldman has been recorded as a soloist in over 100 recordings including his own release, Music for Violin Alone (Tzadik). Other recordings include: Music for Violin and Piano (Avant) with pianist/composer Sylvie Courvoisier; “Book of Tells” (Enja), his music for string quartet; “Charms of the Night Sky” A Thousand Evenings (RCA/BMG), a quartet with Dave Douglas; Open Land (ECM) with John Abercrombie; and as a member of the Zorn Quartet, John Zorn: The String Quartets (Tzadik). As a studio musician in Nashville where he lived from 1980 to 1986, Feldman made over 200 recordings including albums by Johnny Cash, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Jerry Lee Lewis, and television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. He also performed in the ensembles that accompanied Country western singers Loretta Lynn and Ray Price. Mr. Feldman moved to New York City in 1986 where he worked as a studio musician with Sheryl Crow, The Manhattan Transfer, Diana Ross, Carol King, and They Might Be Giants. The Kronos Quartet and the WDR Radio Orchestra have commissioned FeldmanÕs compositions. Other projects include collaborations with Lee Konitz, The Arcado String Trio, Tim Berne, and Bobby Previte.