Pittsburgh violist Ji Young Nam performs a second set of three movements from Bach’s Cello Suites, transcribed for the viola, evoking both stormy and quiet states of mind.
Layers of colored fabric continually unfold, generating new patterns, textures, and shapes in Hannah Thompson’s “Proxemics.”
In this second part of his Close-Up, Spencer Geer steps into a singer-songwriter role with “Leaving.”
Guitarist Spencer Greer shares a fluid, rhythmic piece for the guitar that draws from his jazz background.
Mathew Tembo and Colter Harper take to kalimba, guitar, and the cajón for their performance of “Nthawi.”
Mathew Tembo’s fusion of traditional Zambian and reggae styles relies heavily on instruments like the silimba and the kalimba. For Close-Up he is joined by musician Colter Harper.
“Pittsburgh has always had some of the greatest [jazz] artists on the planet.”
For Close-Up, bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan presents an epic solo piece, “The Moment of Now.”
Percussionist Cecil Washington presents the concluding sections of the four-part investigation into Latin, Caribbean, and African rhythms called “Rhythm University.”
Percussionist Cecil Washington presents the first section of “Rhythm University.”