November 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Dan Blake “regards tradition as a welcoming playground best approached with a sense of wonder and adventure” (The Boston Globe). His music has been called “stunning” (All About Jazz), and he was dubbed a “virtuoso” (The New York Times). He has recorded with his own projects and with jazz and pop luminaries — Esperanza Spalding, Anthony Braxton, and John Cale, among many others. As a composer of extended works for string quartet, orchestra, sound installation, and hybrid chamber/improvising ensembles, Blake gravitates toward collaborations with artists who share a desire to move beyond creative boundaries. The Mivos Quartet, the Tri Centric Orchestra, Talea, and many others have commissioned and recorded his works.