Kowal // Shaw Duo

August 3, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

After a year and a half of isolation from audiences and playing with other musicians, Ryan Kowal and Benjamin Shaw broke their performance fast with a stripped back, high intensity set of improvisations. With a duo of drumset and saxophone, the setting was primed for maximum communication and agility. Using graphic scores as a template for improvisation (which were projected behind them), Ryan and Benjamin explored elements of music beyond just notes. They worked to embrace rhythm, phrasing, dynamics, and many other elements while having a musical conversation discussing the graphics. Please tune in for an unpredictable and entertaining performance!
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