Tyshawn Sorey

November 12, 2016

Saturday, November 12th
at Corbett vs. Dempsey
This event is free and open to the public

Multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey is one of the most ambitious and inventive young musicians in creative music, aptly named by The New York Times as One of Five Drummers Whose Time is Now.  Over the last decade, Sorey has steadily amassed a discography that only partially covers his many interests, ranging from work with luminaries including Steve Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Vijay Iyer, and John Zorn, to four records as a leader and The Inner Spectrum of Variables, a wide-ranging virtuosic CD-length composition released in June 2016.  As well as his work as a drummer and percussionist, Sorey plays trombone and piano, and anyone who caught him with the International Contemporary Ensemble at the MCA, Chicago, last year, performing music by George Lewis, knows that he’s very serious on these other instruments, not a dilettante.  Indeed, Sorey will receive his doctorate in Music Composition next year from Columbia University, where he’s been studying with Lewis.  In this extremely rare and special concert, Sorey will be performing a drum and percussion solo.  CvsD is pleased to present Mr. Sorey as part of the transatlantic Bridge series, which brings together musicians from different geographic, cultural, and musical contexts to develop substantive new work.