INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR IMPROVISED MUSIC CONFERENCE
WITH PERFORMANCES at The new school

June 6: Mat Maneri & Tanya Kalmanovitch Viola Duo / Reggie Workman Group

June 7: Jin Hi Kim, Wadada Leo Smith, Gamin, Samir Chatterjee, Bobby Previte, and David Liebman


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The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes College The New School for Music will host the Seventh Annual International Society for Improvised Music Conference, June 5-8. The conference will include evening concerts on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. The June 6 concert will feature artists from The New School - Mat Maneri & Tanya Kalmanovitch Viola Duo, and the legendary jazz bassist Reggie Workman and his group. The June 7 performance will be an aggregated performance based on daytime Crosscultural Improvisation Workshops directed by komungo virtuoso and composer Jin Hi Kim, and featuring master innovator, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith,
Korean piri virtuoso Gamin, Indian tabla virtuoso Samir Chatterjee, global percussionist
Bobby Previte, and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master
David Liebman.

In addition, the conference offers more than 90 performances, workshops, academic papers, and panel discussions from June 5-8. To register, visit www.improvisedmusic.org.

FOR LISTINGS

Reggie Workman Group / Mat Maneri & Tanya Kalmanovitch Viola Duo
Kirk Nurock, piano; Lakecia Benjamin, alto sax; Odean Pope, tenor sax
Tapan Modak, tablas; Elizabeth Panzer, harp; Reggie Workman, bass; Winard Harper, drums
Friday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium at 66 west 12th Street
Admission: $20; seniors: $15

Jin Hi Kim, Wadada Leo Smith, Gamin, Samir Chatterjee, Bobby Previte, and David Liebman
Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium at 66 west 12th Street
Admission: $20; seniors: $15

Tickets: To buy tickets in person, visit the New School Box Office, 66 West 12th Street lobby. Box Office hours are: Monday - Thursday, 4:00 - 7:00 pm and Friday, 3:00-6:00 pm. Inquiries can be made by emailing boxoffice@newschool.edu or calling 212.229.5488. Buy tickets online at The New School Online Box Office.

About the International Society for Improvised Music

Melding diverse cultures, ethnicities, disciplines, and ideas that shape society at large, today’s musical world is rich with creative expressions that transcend conventional styles and categories. Improvisation is a core aspect of this global confluence. The International Society for Improvised Music was formed to advocate understanding of this important facet of 21st century musical life through performance, education, research, and the illumination of connections between musical improvisation and creativity across fields. Reflecting its commitment to diversity in its many forms, ISIM welcomes participants from the widest possible variety of ethnic, racial, cultural, and geographic backgrounds, strongly promotes gender balance, and celebrates work that is rooted in the many styles, genres, ethnic and historical traditions, methodologies and technologies both old and new, that are linked by the central practice of improvisation. ISIM also encourages collaboration with improvisatory practitioners from areas beyond music, such as dance, theater, visual music, and film, and also seeks to make its events open to a wider audience. This includes public school teachers, students, children, individuals from under-served communities, and others from the general cross section of people interested in the arts. Visit www.improvisedmusic.org/upcomingEvent.html.

About The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is the musical manifestation of The New School and its legacy. Steeped in progressive tradition while moving forward into new frontiers of sound and experimentation, New School Jazz is a rarity among conservatory music schools. With instructors who are active, professional musicians and the backing of a major university, the school provides its students with the leeway and encouragement to break through artistic barriers, the counsel of veterans in maneuvering through the terrain of the music world, and a solid academic foundation to sustain and enrich their efforts and evolution. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/jazz.

About Mannes College The New School for Music
Mannes College The New School for Music develops the next generation of classical musician/citizens by combining the music conservatory traditions with the cutting-edge advantage of being part of The New School, the nation's foremost progressive university. Founded in 1916, the Mannes formula for quality education has capitalized on its world-class faculty, location in the heart of the global arts capital, small class size, and a living tradition of rigor and depth that develops strong technique and great artistry. The Mannes ethos forms the basis of a vibrant community, whether you are a degree or diploma student in the College or Extension divisions, or a young person studying in Mannes Prep. In this second decade of the 21st century, when demands on artists are greater and more complex than ever, Mannes is committed to providing a wide range of exciting learning and knowledge building in partnership with its sister divisions of The New School, including one of the world's great design schools, Parsons The New School for Design; the liberal arts at Eugene Lang College; public policy, business, and civic engagement in The New School for Public Engagement; and cross disciplinary arts learning at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and The New School for Drama. For more information on Mannes and The New School visit www.newschool.edu/mannes.
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