World Premiere of "The Territory", the new suite for jazz chamber ensemble by CMA New Works Grantee Darrell Grant
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Tickets are available from the CMNW Box Office
From Portland-based jazz pianist/composer Darrell Grant, "The Territory" is a suite for nine musicians combining improvisation, composition and narrative to explore the connection between music and place, drawing on sounds, images and stories of the Pacific Northwest and its diverse communities.
The Territory by Darrell Grant and the Darrell Grant Ensemble has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America's 2012 New Jazz works: commissioning and ensemble Developmen program funded hrough the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
THE TERRITORY is what writers, composers and other storytellers who call this place home have in common. In wine culture it’s called “terroir”– that mix of dirt, rain, sun, wind and water that makes one vineyard’s grapes taste different from another’s.
This “Territory”, is a suite in nine movements, inspired by the idea that topography and watershed, cycles of eruption, erosion, flood and drought, along with human stories of hope, disaster, courage, profligacy, promise and betrayal create a vibration-an ethos even-that is real. It rises from the land itself and connects native and transplant alike.