The first of three days of concerts around AMM’s rare Chicago visit.
Eddie Prévost (b.1942, Hitchin, England) is a drummer and percussionist. An important figure in the history of free improvisation, Prévost began as a jazz drummer before branching out into entirely improvised music. He is a co-founder of the group AMM. In addition to making music Prévost lectures, writes, edits and publishes. His writings about the aesthetic priority of improvisation have appeared in numerous arts and music magazines. He runs the imprint Matchless Recordings and its print offshoot Copula, which has published Prévost’s own book of essays, No Sound Is Innocent.
Ken Vandermark (b.1964, Warwick, R.I.) is a composer, saxophonist and clarinetist. His primary creative emphasis has been the exploration of contemporary music that deals directly with advanced methods of improvisation. In 1989, he moved to Chicago from Boston, and has worked continuously from the early 1990s onward, both as a performer and organizer in North America and Europe, recording with many internationally renowned musicians.
Michael Zerang (b.1958, Chicago, Ill.) has been a percussionist and composer since 1976, focusing on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition and international musical forms. He has collaborated extensively with contemporary theater, dance and other multidisciplinary forms. He has over 50 titles in his discography and has toured nationally and internationally since 1981 with an ever-widening pool of collaborators.