Tracking The Odds: Jessica Pavone (Audio)
This edition of Tracking The Odds features composer and violist Jessica Pavone in excerpts from four projects recorded at Roulette between 2008 and 2021. Pavone’s work for traditional and hybrid string quartet reflects a personal exploration of long tones and sympathetic vibration, influences from Beethoven to Leonard Cohen, and the integration of improvisation that amplifies the unique voices of the players. This program includes excerpts from Songs of Synastry and Solitude for quartet, Brick and Mortar for string ensemble, Lull for octet plus percussionist Brian Chase, and a piece with her band, The Pavones. Other projects include The J. Pavone String Ensemble and a duo with guitarist Mary Halvorson as well as participating in ensembles led by Anthony Braxton, Jason Cady, Jeremiah Cymerman, Matana Roberts, Henry Threadgill, and Matthew Welch.