Sam Pluta and Peter Evans play Emory's Performing Arts Studio April 25

Photo credit: Allyson Lupovich
Peter Evans (right) plays Emory University's Performing Arts Center with Sam Pluta on Wed., April 25.

The line-up at 2018’s Big Ears Festival was stacked to the gills with performances by amazing improvisers and composers, and some of the most impressive sets were from groups including Peter Evans on trumpets and Sam Pluta utilizing electronics (Rocket Science, Evan Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, Evans' own quintet).

Evans can swing, but what really stands out about his playing is the control he displays over his instrument. The trumpet is but a vessel for him to create an array of beautiful and baffling sounds. Pluta processes Evans’ notes, pops, and buzzes in real time, but also creates a dizzying, engaging soundscape on his own.

Luckily, for anyone who missed them at Big Ears, Emory’s Schwartz Foundation acknowledges the talent of these two groundbreaking musicians with a free concert and conversatins with both artists.

Free. 8 p.m. live performance on Wed., April 25. Artist talks with Peter Evans and Sam Pluta on Thurs., April 26 at noon and 2:30 p.m. respectively. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Road.


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