Tyshawn Sorey

Events » Tyshawn Sorey in Concert + ConversationEvents

  • 3:00pm 4:30pm - Concert
    4:30pm – 6:00pm - Roundtable conversation with Stefon Harris and Salamishah Tillett, moderated by Wayne Winborne
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm - Reception

MacArthur "genius grant" fellow and Newark native Tyshawn Sorey will perform and speak about his experiences.

Newark Rhythms is a three-year research, music and visual arts performance and exhibition cycle based on the legacy of Rutgers University-Newark in the community. Through the revelatory power of telling this larger history and mapping the Central Ward, Newark Rhythms has linked the experiences of students and community members and their stories of aspiration, displacement, and inclusion with the sensory perception of the campus and the neighborhood.

Presented in partnership with the Institute of Jazz Studies, acclaimed Newark-born multi-instrumentalist and composer, Tyshawn Sorey and his Sextet will perform at Clement’s Place on April 28, followed by a roundtable conversation with Stefon Harris and Salamishah Tillett.

About Tyshawn Sorey

2017 MacArthur "genius grant" fellow, and Newark-born multi-instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey is celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity, effortless mastery and memorization of highly complex scores, and an extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation in his work. He has performed nationally and internationally with his own ensembles, as well as artists such as John Zorn, Vijay Iyer, Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Wadada Leo Smith, Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, Claire Chase, Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman, Robyn Schulkowsky, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, and Myra Melford, among many others.

The New York Times has praised Sorey for his instrumental facility and aplomb, “he plays not only with gale-force physicality, but also a sense of scale and equipoise”; The Wall Street Journal notes Sorey is, “a composer of radical and seemingly boundless ideas.” The New Yorker recently noted that Sorey is “among the most formidable denizens of the in-between zone…An extraordinary talent who can see across the entire musical landscape.”