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At the forefront of creative music for more than 20 years, pianist Eric Zinman's has performed throughout the US and Europe. His Playing has been described by Bob Rusch as a "fleet and appealing touch". His conception is to create the orchestra of tomorrow through unified fields of human sound in varying units both in mass and in relation to each instrument and its individual voice. This is the American conception of the soloist based in Black Music. Eric Zinman's piano style is marked by his relation to the trap set drums, varying densities of sound masses and melodies spanning the whole keyboard with a surprising variety of touches, dynamics, phrasing and silence.
There is also an arresting balance between the pedaled and unpedaled sounds. He has also recently added the Euphonium to his arsenal of sounds. Mr. Zinman has also composed music for dance and theatre using verbal directives as well as graphic scores. www.ericzinman.com/upcomingperformances.html
Cellist Glynis Lomon went to Bennington College to continue her classical cello studies in 1973 where she met and began performing with musician/composer Bill Dixon. The music of Dixon's ensemble combined the exploration of the frontier of sound that she loved with rich rhythms, emotional expression, and the art and science of improvisation. Glynis has been privileged to play with Bill Dixon, Arthur Brooks, Jimmy Lyons, Cecil Taylor, Butch Morris, Syd Smart, William Parker, Greta Buck, Dennis Warren, Lowell Davidson, and many others. Recently she has been playing with pianist Eric Zinman in collaborations with Sabir Mateen, Blaise Siwula, Laurence Cook and others.
He was the founder of “Friends of Great Black Music”, an organization in support of local artists involved in the musics of the African and American Diaspora. He was also a co-founder of the “Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert Series” now in its twenty ninth year. Syd has had extensive experience composing for dance and with Joan Green co- founded the “Children’s Dance Project”, which eventually expanded to become the “Cambridge Performance Project”, a city wide performing arts program.
Performance experience includes: Karamu House, Art of Black Dance and Music, Rod Rodgers Dance Co., Boston Art Ensemble, Sam Rivers, Jimmy Lyons, Bill Dixon, in Spain with; Juan Oliva, Angel de Jesus and in Africa with the Kampala Jazz All-Stars. Syd is most recently known for his work with Stan Strickland & Ascension, Paradigm Shift, Samba Tremeterra and action painter, Nancy Ostrovsky.
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