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Aaron Burnett: Compound Gravity

Date, location, and tickets

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
at 8:00 PM

Roulette Intermedium
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217


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Event Information

Founded in 2008 by saxophonist Aaron Burnettthe Big Machine reflects on society’s urgency for freedom and peace in a world ruled by corporations and overwhelming technology. In a small ensemble setting, the Big Machine attempts to incorporate the aspects of modern day electronic music and world music with the traditional classical and jazz practices of the past innovators of our time. As part of his Roulette residency, Burnett returns with his ensemble to premiere Compound Gravity. Combining aspects of electronic live production elements alongside traditional jazz harmonic themes, this performance aims to establish a vehicle to explore these possibilities within the format of a small group of musicians. Aaron Burnett and the Big Machine will present new works alongside some older compositions—delving into these combinations of stylistic rhythmic and harmonic using specific genres of music such as Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, modern jazz, and modern classical. Burnett’s new work of this evening will explore the possibilities of various poly-rhythms, serial compositional techniques, solo repertoire, extended technique, including more jazz oriented song forms and melodies.

Aaron Burnett — tenor sax
Peter Evans — trumpet
Carlos Homs — piano, keys
Nick Jozwiak — bass
Kayvon Gordon — drums

Born with a natural talent for visual art, Aaron Burnettbegan to study classical saxophone at the age 11. After attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for Classical and Jazz Performance (1999-2001), he relocated to Berklee College of Music in Boston for Classical Composition (2005-2008), graduating with a degree in Professional Music. Burnett has always stressed the importance of establishing a unique sound for himself while in college, studying classical Baroque composition techniques, advance harmony, world music, and atonal composition. He has performed with many renowned musicians such as Vijay Iyer, Teri Lyne Carrington, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Michelle Rosewoman, Jeff Tain Watts, and Kim Thompson, and toured with three-time Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding in her 2012 world tour with Radio Music Society. Burnett retains true nature of jazz in his music and his playing, always searching for new ways of interpreting the music while remaining modern and consistent with the times we live in.

Participants: Roulette Intermedium