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Go: Organic Orchestra @ Roulette, Brooklyn, 04.09.12

Two days ago we went to see a concert by Go: Organic Orchestra at Roulette in Brooklyn. The orchestra is a project conducted by composer Adam Rudolph. The music sounded a bit like a mix of improvised world music/Jazz and modern classical music, which makes sense considering that Rudolph calls himself an improvisation conductor: Rather than using a score as a set of instructions of what, how and when to play, he says, the music is "organic" in the sense that the compositions and conducting serve as inspiration and context for the musicians to express themselves in the moment by using their instruments as an amplifier for their inner voice. “I conduct the musicians in a spontaneous way by using a variety of hand signals to cue and orchestrate the score and direct the improvisations,” Rudolph says. The result was quite fascinating, and the percussion section was great.


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