Ches Smith & These Arches

Mar 01, 2013 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Price: Free Admission

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present Ches Smith & These Arches. Led by the drummer Ches Smith, The New York Times writes, “The group presents a volatile compound of attributes: deft and boomy, ragged and precise.”

Ches Smith is one of the most versatile drummers working in experimental music today. He has played with Xiu Xiu, John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, John Tchicai, Marc Ribot, Iggy Pop, Terry Riley and many others. For These Arches, initially formed as a quartet, Smith united several impressive voices in contemporary jazz and experimental music: the saxophonist Tony Malaby, the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the accordionist Andrea Parkins.

Ars Nova Workshop is a Philadelphia nonprofit jazz and experimental music presenting organization. As a facilitator between artists and their audiences, Ars Nova Workshop works to inform, inspire and challenge listeners in order to elevate the role of jazz, improvisation and experimental music in contemporary culture.

The Rotunda is a community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods.

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