WILLIAM HOOKER Solo Avant-Garde Jazz Drum Performance
Accompanying the Silent Film The Penalty, starring Lon Chaney
Saturday, March 11 | 7PM | $15
Recognized as an iconoclast and one of the most innovative musicians and drummers of his generation, William Hooker knows no genre bounds and ceaselessly searches for new forms of music, always with the intent to inspire.
William Hooker has a long relationship with music. He performs with precise dynamic consciousness that echo with stimulating musical compositions that are resonating with questions and truth.
Drumming that incorporated elements from spiritual to the avantgarde - MODERN DRUMMER
Drummer, composer, and poet William Hooker has performed as a leader of many ensembles of improvised and new music. Hooker's body of uninterrupted work beginning in the mid-seventies defines him as one of the most important composers and players in jazz. As bandleader, Hooker has fielded ensembles in an incredibly diverse array of configurations. Each collaboration has brought a serious investigation of his compositional agenda and the science of the modern drum kit. His work is frequently grounded in a narrative context. Whether set against a silent film or anchored by a poetic theme, Hooker brings dramatic tension and human warmth to avant-garde jazz. His ability to find fertile ground for moving music in a variety of settings that obliterate genre distinctions offers a much-needed statement of social optimism in the arts.
This concert is made possible thanks to the generosity of Saskia Friedrich and Jeremy Grosvenor.
Southampton Arts Center (Ver)
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
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