The Peter Evans Quintet has been performing since 2009, and has played in New York, as well as toured internationally.
Taking jazz ensembles into the 21st century, the Peter Evans Quintet uses real-time sound processing and traditional instruments to create their sound. The live electronics permit the group to change their sound from smooth and melodious to sharp and rattling to cacophonous reverberation. The quintet draws on traditional jazz as source material and contorts them into something resembling classical European avant-garde.
The ensemble arrived at EMPAC in Troy on Tuesday to begin their EMPAC recording residency and they are performing this Friday night.
Peter Evans and EMPAC music curator, Argeo Ascani join us.