[Mary Halvorson: Artist in Residence]
Halvorson / Saito / Allbee / Dahlgren
Mary Halvorson Berlin Special
Warmly resonant Honduras Rosewood, the diversity of vocal qualities and the quivering melodic vibration of dark, thick strings – these are the sonorities that Artist in Residence Mary Halvorson will delve into for her concert in Berlin. The Berlin-based musicians she chose to perform with – Taiko Saito on vibraphone and marimba, Liz Allbee on trumpet and Chris Dahlgren on bass – possess a distinctive sound potential that she confronts with her own precise guitar voice. The point of departure is clear, the destination is wide open. Chris Dahlgren, Liz Albee and Mary Halvorson all previously played in Anthony Braxton’s ensembles (even at the same time). Taiko Saiko, like Liz Allbee, oscillates effortlessly between the worlds of improvised music, new music and world music. Chris Dahlgren has collaborated with a wide range of artists and groups such as Johnny La Marmara and Mystic Maze, Romanian jazz bands and various singer-songwriters. An impromptu riche et alléchant is in the air!
Mary Halvorson guitar
Taiko Saito vibes, marimba
Liz Allbee trumpet
Chris Dahlgren bass