I'll be contributing a set of music with my Neijing Ensemble!!!! I'm extremely honored to be participating in this years showcase. More details about the whole evening to come!
Neijing Ensemble began as an opportunity for saxophonist Ivan Arteaga to create gestural and improvisational pieces for saxophone quartet. The inspiration came in large part from the idea of improvising with Neil Welch, Greg Sinibaldi and Levi Gillis in particular; he quickly started using the group to play and arrange other music that he enjoys and they have since accumulated a small body of varied music. Neijing Ensemble will be performing original arrangements of songs featuring the voice of Katie Jacobson as well as some original improvisational songs for the Quartet with the addition Abbey Blackwell on Bass and David Balatero on cello. This music contains rich and dynamic soundscape development where haunting improvisations abound.