Andrew Sterman, woodwinds

Andrew StermanAndrew Sterman‘s music has attracted praise from New York (NYTimes: “beautiful and sensitive playing”) to Paris (Liberation: “Fabuleuse”) and Australia ( The Age: “a sound as pure as moonlight” ). In addition to presenting his original ensembles, he has performed with a huge variety of major artists from Frank Sinatra, Philip Glass, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, to New York’s premier new music ensembles, ISCM, EOS Orchestra, Bang On A Can, MATA, and of course is well known for his work in the Philip Glass Ensemble. Equally committed to composed and improvised music, Sterman’s comprovisations integrate both approaches into a wholly new concept. In the concept of comprovisation, the piece and the performance are inseparable; performers are free to play their parts in a highly intuitive way, while the written composition controls the fundamental expression of the piece. This inspires improvisations unique to each piece which could not occur in another setting. In Sterman’s music, traces of classic American song, contemporary composition, free-jazz, world music and many other influences come together to create a unique and deeply moving whole.

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