Ivo Perelman To Perform – At the Second Annual Clean Feed Festival

Ivo Perelman To Perform
At the Second Annual Clean Feed Festival
Cornelia Street Caf� – May 7, 2010

Saxophonist/Composer Ivo Perelman will perform at the Cornelia Street Caf� as a part of Second Annual Clean Feed Festival on May 7. Perelman appears with his “Soulstorm” project, featuring Reuben Radding on bass and Daniel Levin on cello.

The 20th year of saxophonist Perelman’s prodigious career arrives with the Brazilian Brooklyn-ite at peak creativity and on the verge of exciting breakthroughs, including his debut as a pianist. A heroically expressive improviser – who revels in the lyricism of the moment with his explosive visual art no less than in his vibrantly free, emotively rooted music – Perelman embarks on his third professional decade by releasing eight albums of his unmistakable sound supported by an international array of similarly impassioned improvisers, and by organizing two new all-star ensembles for U.S. performances and European tour.


moved to New York in 1990 to catch the high tide of downtown improvised music rising in such venues as the Knitting Factory and first Vision Festivals. Immersed in that scene, he recorded with Rashied Ali, who had been Coltrane’s drummer, with bassist William Parker, pianists Geri Allen, Borah Bergman, Marilyn Crispell and Mathew Shipp, Brazilian percussionists Cyro Baptista and Guilherme Franco, Dominic Duval’s CT String Quartet, and many more.


command of timbre, extended techniques, extreme ranges and “pre-hearing” what he plays has inspired what he calls his “crazy project,” the co-design and construction with a Brazilian craftsman of some 30 keyless saxophones, ranging from tenor to sub bass (a full octave below the rare standing bass saxophone). These instruments have become central to his practice routine, challenging him to further develop his breath, sound and harmonics control, skills he carries over to his tenor playing. So far Perelman has not blown these instruments in public, but his articulation and pitch spread on them is extraordinary. As a visual artist, he’s proud that they “look cool.” Entering his third decade of artistic innovation, Ivo Perelman considers the keyless sax — as well as the 88-key piano — his next challenges and newest frontiers.

Ivo Perelman & “Soulstorm” at the Second Annual Clean Feed Festival

Friday, May 7, 2010, 9:45 P.M.