Alon Nechushtan Ensemble: Time Went On
Nechushtan is a talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold, two-fisted sense of architecture.” —Downbeat Magazine
Time Went On is an exciting new song cycle combining key moments in recent history that deal with emotions, observations, fears, aspirations and the changing times we live in. Alon Nechushtan hand-picked each song—be it existential, emotional, environmental or humorous—and arranged it for an improvisatory jazz ensemble.
“Time” is quickly made tangible as rhythm, manifesting itself in Nechushtan’s work as a sense of continuity within a fluid and propelling pulse. This profound and humbling exploration allows Nechushtan to push beyond default understanding and translate written words into a musical space that marries beat and breath.
Alon Nechushtan’s musical adventures have brought him to such far corners as the Yokohama Festival Japan with his contemporary compositions, The Sao-Paolo Brazil Jewish Music Festival with his Quintet Talat, Manila with his concerto for the Philippine Symphony Orchestra and The Tel Aviv New Music Biennale with his Compositions for Ensemble Music Nova.
Nechushtan has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note Jazz Club and The Kennedy Center with his projects as both a bandleader and composer. He studied composition with Michael Gandolfi, orchestration with Lee Hyla and additional composition lessons with Lukas Foss at Boston University; with John Harbison and Louis Karchin at June In Buffalo; Composition Masterclasses with Fredrick Rjewski and Pierre Boulez; piano with Fred Hersch, Paul Bley, Ran Blake, Danilo Perez; big band and jazz composition with Bob Brookmeyer, and improvisation with Jerry Bergonzy, Bob Moses, George Garzone, Henry Threadgill and Uri Caine.
Nechushtan has released more than ten solo recordings on various leading recording labels including Enja (Germany), MGN (Netherlands), Tzadik (USA), BuckyBall (USA), Creative Sources (Portugal), Between the Lines (Netherland) and Ayler (Sweden).
You can learn more about Nechushtan at www.musicalon.com.
***A Piano Masterclass with Alon Nechushtan will be offered the same day from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm in the PNC Bank Rehearsal Hall – T Building, Room 404***