On April 16th Amir ElSaffar premiered a new work, Not Two, with his Rivers of Sound ensemble to a standing-room only audience at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The 17 member ensemble featured artists from all over the world from traditions ranging from American jazz to Iraqi maqam weaving an intense sonic landscape that left the audience mesmerized and roaring with applause. Following the performance the ensemble headed into the studio to work on the Rivers of Sound debut album to be released in Spring 2016. View photos of the Rivers of Sound ensemble here.
Also on the horizon is the release of Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble’s third album, Crisis (Pi Recordings), on July 24th. Details to come.