Thu, May 31st

CANCELED: Timucin Sahin and Cory Smythe in the “Coexistence”


Doors 7:00PM
Show 7:30PM
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Timucin Sahin and Cory Smythe in the “Coexistence”

Timucin Sahin: 7 string fretless & 6 String fretted guitars & electronics

 Cory Smythe: Piano


"Entering a largely undiscovered sound world, combining all surrounding acoustic information into a new musical value system" Rebuplic of Jazz June 2017

These two award-winning, internationally acclaimed improvisers has been collaborating for few years in NY contemporary music scene. Cory Smythe is an integral musical voice in Timucin Sahin’s latest group “Flow State” together with Tom Rainey and Christopher Tordini. Their first record “Nothing bad can happen” is recognized with an honorable mention for the best new release in 2017 in the “Best of the Year Issue” of prestigious NYC Jazz Record magazine.

 The prestigious Austrian Magazine Concerto wrote:

“Timucin Sahin established as an extraordinary benchmark with an individual touch... a fluent collective, creative process.... Sahin be good." ( August 2017)

Smythe and Sahin will be exploring the Sahin's compositions in a wide range of musical possibilities within the electro-acoustic environment.

Pianist Cory Smythe has worked actively with pioneering artists in new, improvisatory, and classical music, including drummer/composer Tyshawn Sorey, violinist Hilary Hahn, and multidisciplinary composers from Anthony Braxton to Zosha Di Castri. He has been featured at the Newport Jazz, Wien Modern, Nordic Music Days, Approximation, Takts, and Darmstadt festivals, as well as at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart, where he was recently invited to premiere new work created in collaboration with trumpeter Peter Evans and pianist Craig Taborn. He has performed across the United States, Europe, and Asia, garnering praise for “the ferocity and finesse of his technique” (Washington Post).

His newest album A U T O TROPHS, called “dazzling” by the Chicago Reader, comprises original pieces for piano and electronics and features guest appearances by saxophonist Steve Lehman. Smythe’s first record Pluripotent was praised by pianist Jason Moran, who called it “hands down one of the best solo recordings I’ve ever heard”. Upcoming releases include new work with saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and bassist Stephan Crump, an album of duets with Peter Evans, a recording of the piano music of composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and a new project of original music, made possible by a grant from the Shifting Foundation, featuring guitarist Dan Lippel and vocalist Sofia Jernberg. Alongside Ms. Hahn, Smythe was the recipient of a Grammy award for the double-disc In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores.
Smythe is a longtime member of the New York based International Contemporary Ensemble. He has contributed to and collaborated in the construction of numerous new works, including recent world premieres of solo piano music by composer John Zorn. Smythe has been a featured guest and/or soloist with the Boston-based Firebird and Radius ensembles, Milwaukee’s Present Music, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and the New York Miniaturist Ensemble. He plays regularly in Tyshawn Sorey’s Alloy Trio, whose weeklong residency at the Village Vanguard was listed in a 2015 roundup of “Best U.S. Culture” in The Guardian.  

Guitarist/Composer Timucin Sahin has been recognized as one of today’s truly unique voices of  contemporary jazz music by publications such as San Francisco Bay Guardian, AllaboutJazz, Jazzwise, Downbeat and Jazz-Times as well as by many others. 

 His unique sound on fretless electric guitar and his emotional content in his composing made him non-comparable and his music almost impossible to categorize. 
 Both his compositions and his playing on his double-neck guitar – his trademark – radiate an incomparable individualism.His music is drawn from a wide body of knowledge and experience, often developed from his considerable skills as a guitarist. He employs improvisation but in ways hard to separate from the sound of his notated music.  His music is characterized by a delicacy of instrumental imagination and rhythmic structures, which have much flexibility though clearly pulse derived.
Audiophile audition described his music as follows:
“There is a lot going on in Sahin's ample assortment of tones and experimentation and his approach to composition and performance necessitates active involvement. But to apply a one-time film student's simile, it is like delving into a David Lynch or Atom Egoyan movie: on subsequent tries understanding and insight start to occur. “
Timucin Sahin, born in Turkey, immigrated to Holland as a young man to study jazz guitar and classical composition in Hilversum and Amsterdam Conservatories. Then he continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music. 
He was awarded first prize at the prestigious Dutch Jazz Competition in 2001 and second prizes at the Jur Naessens Music Award in 2002, and Deloitte Jazz Award in 2006. His  latest record“Nothing Bad Can Happen” is recognized with an honorable mention for the best new release in 2017 in the “Best of the Year Issue” of prestigious NYC Jazz Record magazine.
Timucin Sahin played and/or recorded with Randy Brecker, Greg Osby, Robin Eubanks, Kai Eckhardt, Mike Mainieri, Mark Turner, Tony Moreno, Aydin Esen, Gene Jackson, Dave Kikoski, Ernst Reizeger, John O’ Gallagher, Owen Hart Jr, Donny McCaslin, Tyshawn Sorey, Thomas Morgan, Ralph Alessi, Tom Rainey, Sean Rickman, Loren Stillman, Russ Lossing, Dan Weiss, Concertgebouw Jazz orchestra, to name a few. 
He has composed for and commissioned by Amsterdam Percussion Group, Occult Ensemble, Mivos String Quartet, Timetable Percussion Ensemble, Enric Monfort Ensemble, Ere Lievonen, Verso, Amsterdam Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra, Brisk Quartet, TobeSung, Loadbang, Orchestra League of Composers and others.