Rice University to host concert series by Peter Brötzmann and Keiji Haino Oct. 7-9


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Rice University to host concert series by Peter Brötzmann and Keiji Haino Oct. 7-9

HOUSTON – (Sept. 26, 2013) – Rice University will host internationally acclaimed musicians Peter Brötzmann and Keiji Haino for a series of concerts, including their North American duo debut, Oct. 7-9.

Keiji Haino, left, and Peter Brötzmann. Photo courtesy: Peter Gannushkin/Downtownmusic.net

Brötzmann, a German artist, free jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, is considered among the most important European free jazz musicians. Haino, a Japanese instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, draws on various musical styles, including rock, free improvisation, noise music, percussion, psychedelic music, minimalism and drone music.

The series will kick off with a solo concert by Haino at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St. Brötzmann will perform a solo concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 on the Rice campus at James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace. Immediately following Brötzmann’s concert, there will be a public reception for an exhibit on his artwork, “Peter Brötzmann: Graphic, Design Work 1958-2013,” which will be on display through Nov. 14 at the Rice Media Center, also on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St. The series will culminate with a duo performance at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Rice Media Center.

Noted for their solo work, the two began performing together in 1996 following a tour in Japan. Since then, they have performed together at the 2008 Berlin JazzFest and at London’s Café Oto in 2011.

The series is co-sponsored by Rice’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, the Shepherd School of Music and the Chao Center for Asian Studies and concert organizer Nameless Sound. It is funded by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance and a Rice University Arts Initiative Grant. The performances are also supported by the Japan Foundation, New York City, and a translation contribution is being provided by the Japan-America Society of Houston.

Single tickets for the Oct. 7 and 9 performances are $13 for general admission and $10 with a student ID. A $20 pass for the Oct. 7 and 9 performances is also available. Admission is free for those 18 and under at all performances. The Oct. 8 performance at the skyspace is free for all ages. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.namelesssound.org or call 713-928-5653.

Media interested in covering any one of the concerts should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.


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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.