Audiopollination #19.2 with Roman Stolyar

Thursday June 12th: Audiopollination 19.2 with Roman Stolyar (Novosibirsk, Russia)

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Roman Stolyar


Lina Allemano – trumpet

Bruce Cassidy – EVI (electric valve instrument)

John Gzowski – guitar

Chris Cawthray – drums

Bob Vespaziani – wave drum

Tom Richards – trombone

Jim Sexton – bass

Michael Lynn – bass

Glen Hall – saxophone, flute

1. Roman Stolyar/ Glen Hall/ Jim Sexton/ Tom Richards/ Bob Vespaziani/ Chris Cawthray/ John Gzowski/ Bruce Cassidy/ Lina Allemano

2. Roman Stolyar/ Michael Lynn / John Gzowski/ Bob Vespaziani

3. Everyone except Lina Allemano

4. Everyone except Lina Allenano and Michael Lynn

5. Roman Stolyar solo

bio – Roman Stolyar (Novosibirsk, Russia)

 Educated both as jazz pianist and contemporary composer, Siberian improviser Roman Stolyar melts various styles and genres in his playing – from ancient polyphony to modern counterpoints and clusters. One of key figures in Russian improvised music, he has collaborated with many outstanding musicians, including Dominic Duval, William Parker, Vinny Golia, Susan Allen,  Weasel Walter, Assif Tsahar, Martin Kuchen, Carl Bergstroem-Nielsen, and many others. His improvisational workshops have garnered him an international reputation, and have led to many invitations to create and implement workshops for organizations and universities around the world, including the University of Michigan, Mannes College, the California Institute of the Arts, Chateu d’Oex Music School in Switzerland, and the Versailles Conservatory. He is an author on the first Russian book on teaching free improvisation – “Modern Improvisation: A Practical Guide for Piano”.