Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

Travis Laplante / Composer, Saxophonist, and Qigong Practitioner
February 20, 2020 2/20/2020 12:00 AM 2/20/2020 12:00 AM
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Experience a multifaceted performance by saxophonist, composer, qigong practitioner and Renaissance Man Travis Laplante, an astonishing technician, extending possibilities of the tenor saxophone into new territories that encompass the avant-garde, contemporary jazz and classical, world music, and beyond, swirled into a transformative artistic experience. 

Enjoy a progressive concert with Laplante, moving through the galleries of the Nasher Sculpture Center. Using four sculptures as inspiration, he will compose works and perform for Soundings attendees as they move throughout the museum together. This evening will include 70 minutes of performance and include an intermission.

Laplante's mastery of circular breathing, multiphonics and harmonics is virtuosic, and he’s likely to produce dizzying torrents of sound—it’s music as primal therapy, musician as shaman. As a Pied Piper of improv and the moment, Laplante performances could lead audiences anywhere. “There’s nothing that Travis does that is not rooted in a kind of emotional psychology,” Seth Knopp maintains. “With all his techniques, it’s almost as if he wails beyond what’s humanly, physically possible, but he represents the emotion behind the wail. If he could go on wailing forever he would. It’s incredibly powerful.”

Individual tickets for this and all four 10th anniversay season concerts are on sale now. 

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Soundings: New Music at the Nasher is supported by Kay and Elliot Cattarulla, Laura and Walter Elcock, Sally Warren and Jeff Jackson, and the Friends of Soundings. Additional support is provided by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger.

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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