Premiere Recording Grant

Ars Nova Workshop

2008
$25,000

The experimental music presenter Ars Nova Workshop received Center support to produce five recordings on the record label High Two. The recordings featured Spanish Fly (Steven Bernstein, slide trumpet/valve trumpet; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Dave Tronzo, electric guitar) performing music by Bernstein; Min Xiao-Fen Asian Trio (Min Xiao-Fen, pipa; Okkyung Lee, cello; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion) performing "Return of the Dragon Suite" by Xiao-Fen; Pew Fellow and jazz musician Marshall Allen with drummer Louis Moholo performing their original music; alto saxophonist John Tchicai, guitarist Mary Halvorson, and drummer Ches Smith performing their own compositions; and the Scorch Trio (R. Björkenheim, electric guitar; I. Håker Flaten, double bass; P. Nilssen-Love, drums) performing their own music.