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Gluck, Rothenberg to explore improvisatory duets at UAlbany

Bob Gluck

ALBANY–The University at Albany’s Department of Music and Theatre will present faculty member Bob Gluck and guest artist David Rothenberg in a concert of improvisatory duets on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.mat the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus. The clarinetist joins the UAlbany pianist/electronic musician to craft a series of improvisations on piano, clarinets and electronics along with nature sounds.

Both performers share an interest in the relationship between music and nature and between improvisation from tradition to experimentation using ancient acoustic instruments to imagined instruments of the future. They have both also written on these connections. This concert marks the first time they have performed together.

Rothenberg is a composer and jazz clarinetist, writer and philosopher with an interest in making music across species lines, with birds, whales and bugs. He is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  

Gluck is a pianist, electronic musician and writer. Among his 10 recordings is “Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band” (FMR, 2016) with Billy Hart and Eddie Henderson 

Advance tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  Tickets purchased on the day of the show are $10 for the general public and $5 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff. The box office at 518- 442-3997 can provide details 

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