Jazz @ The Submarine Free entranceThe LAB Orchestra LIVE
The LAB Orchestra is a New Music Super Ensemble that plays Compositions and Real Time Composition by the Conductor, Composer and Musical Director, Dr. Stephen Horenstein with creative contributions from the players. Special guests: Bobby Zankel & Reut Regev (USA)
open doors 21:00
The LAB Orchestra is a New Music Super Ensemble that plays Compositions and Real Time Composition by the Conductor, Composer and Musical Director, Dr. Stephen Horenstein with creative contributions from the players.
This orchestra of new generation musicians plays a unique music, full of energy and risk-taking, based on unusual notation and gestures from the conductor, as well as their own creativity. The group is build from a range of instruments: percussion, winds, and electric…breaks barriers and full of surprises! Built on a tradition of the creative large ensemble (Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor, Charles Mingus, Charles Ives), the music portrays a journey through new vistas of sound, rhythm and energy.
“A high energy experience which leaves you riveted to your seat!”
The Lab Orchestra:
*Bobby Zankel -alto saxophone
Tal Abraham, trumpet
Eyal Netzer- tenor saxophone
Bob Trachtenberg – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Gil Saadah- trombone
Tom Klein- cello
Milton Michaeli-piano, keyboards
David Michaeli – acoustic bass, electric bass
Stephen Horenstein- conductor, soprano saxophone,
The Brooklyn born composer/alto saxophonist first began attracting national attention
around 1971, while a student at the University of Wisconsin as a member of the Cecil Taylorʼs “Unit Core Ensemble”. Downbeat described Zankel as “a skillful young altoist with a powerful
music at his fingertips”. Zankel was combining his performing and research with Taylor while
working with master drummer George Brownʼs quartet that featured the brilliant under
appreciated organist Melvin Rhyne. His “underground” reputation grew on the New York “Loft Scene” (73-75), where he performed with the likes of William Parker, and Ray Anderson. He
continued his apprenticeship with Taylor working in his large group which at times included
Jimmy Lyons , Hannibal , David S. Ware, and Andrew Cyrille. In 1975, Zankel moved to
Philadelphia to raise his family and to expand his artistic vision without heed to commercialism or the trends of the times.