EMG Presents: Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone

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Ben Zucker ’15 wants you to experiment a little:

The third and final concert this semester brought to you by the Experimental Music Group, Jessica Pavone and Wesleyan alumni Mary Halvorson will present their captivating set of “improvised/composer/strange/melodic songs for guitar and viola.”

Mary Halvorson has been called “the most future-seeking guitarist working right now, thinking out the instrument on a level most couldn’t comprehend” (NPR). Jessica Pavone has been called “Jessica Pavone is a vital force in New York’s music community, capable and competent of playing way out in left field, or keeping things much closer to home” (Dusted). They have been playing together as a duo for years now, with four critically-acclaimed albums released. Together, they make what legendary Downtown composer Elliott Sharp called “transcendent chamber music outside any genre”; it’s a meeting of minds not to be missed.

Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Russell House
Cost: Your ears and attention