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WeFreeStrings
Ensemble

Contact
Melanie Dyer


Address
151 Sylvan Avenue
Leonia, NJ, 07605
Phone
646-683-7569

Additional Info
Year Founded
2011
Repertoire
Jazz, New Music
Size
Sextet
Instrumentation
String

WeFreeStrings is a string/rhythm sextet (2 violins, viola, cello, bass and percussion). We perform original works that embody the ethos of FreeJazz and Afro-Atlantic music lexicon, both embracing and dismantling western music and traditional jazz conventions, and making use of extended techniques to free the instrumental voice. Doing so on viols is an act rooted in cultural identity and socio-political expression. We believe that our dedication to improvisation expresses the quest toward Freedom as a creative and existent goal. Musicians: Charles Burnham, Gwen Laster, Melanie Dyer, Tomeka Reid, Michael Wimberly, Ken Filiano.