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Vu-Karpen Project  in Concert on February 14

Submitted by Jacob M Lambert on February 10, 2012 - 12:00am

UW Music: Contemporary Group

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:30 pm

The School of Music presents groundbreaking new works and modern classics by faculty and guest composers. Program highlights include an appearance by the Vu-Karpen Project, an experimental new music group featuring School of Music Director Richard Karpen on piano, Jazz Studies Associate Professor Cuong Vu on trumpet, New-York-based musician Ted Poor on drums, and Jazz Studies instructor Luke Bergman on electric bass.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7:30 p.m. 

Meany Theater

$15 ($10 students/seniors)


The Vu-Karpen Project is a highly experimental ensemble, formed to explore and invent new methods of creating works of complex, instinctive, and dramatic new music. The project, which also includes live computer interaction, seeks to make some important discoveries while developing an exciting concert-length work built on the foundations and traditions of Jazz and Western Classical Art Music. The project is led by two University of Washington School of Music faculty, both internationally renowned for their innovative music making: Cuong Vu, a trail-blazing Jazz trumpeter/band leader/composer, and Richard Karpen, a leading composer and computer music pioneer who also plays piano in the ensemble. The Project also includes Ted Poor on drums and Luke Bergman on electric bass. Ted Poor is rapidly becoming widely admired and sought after internationally for his powerful, virtuosic, and intellectually intense drumming. Luke Bergman is a rising star in the Jazz scene and a graduate of the UW Jazz Studies Program.

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