Tiemann – Belzer: 100 Songs, 20 Seconds Each, Drums and Saxophone

Thursday, October 17 | 8:00 p.m.
Tiemann – Belzer: 100 Songs, 20 Seconds Each, Drums and Saxophone
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tiemann – Belzer — featuring saxophonist Matthew Belzer, director of jazz studies, and drummer Scott Tiemann, adjunct faculty, of the UMBC Department of Music — present a concert of original works influenced by the history of jazz.

“The best sax-drums duet record I’ve ever heard. Okay, I’ve only heard two, but the other one was by John Coltrane, so it’s no faint praise to say this one’s better.”
– David Bertrand Wilson (Wilson and Alroy’s Record Reviews)

Tiemann-Belzer is an unusual jazz ensemble. By boiling down a more traditional instrumentation to only the melodic and rhythmic placeholders, the group creates a distinctive sound. Equally important to what is played is all that is left unplayed. The result is a disciplined and creative approach to performance. Their projects are a completely collaborative effort only possible with musicians who have developed that heightened awareness of each other for which jazz musicians strive.

This performance is the culmination of a years long process. After noticing that their compositions were tending toward increasing brevity, the duo gave themselves the task are creating ten albums comprised of ten tracks. Each track is limited to approximately twenty seconds or less. The result is one hundred tracks spanning the history of jazz, metal, funk, science fiction, cruise ship music and none of the above. In this upcoming concert, audience members will have a brand new, fun-filled, listening experience.

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. To purchase tickets in advance, order online through MissionTix.


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