Genres You Will Love
Classical: Contemporary Moods: Type: Improvisational Avant Garde: Free Improvisation Avant Garde: Modern Composition Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz

By Location
United States - Pennsylvania

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Stanley Schumacher and the Music Now Ensemble

Trombonist, vocalist, and composer Stanley Schumacher is director of the Music Now Ensemble and president of Musikmacher Productions. He has an established resume in improvised music, having performed with Ricardo Arias, Gary Hassay, Rosi Hertlein, David Hofstra, Lukas Ligeti, Evan Lipson, Sabir Mateen, Hans Tammen, Todd Whitman, Nate Wooley, and many others. In addition, Stanley composes contemporary art music. Most of his compositions are for small ensembles and combine pre-planned, aleatory, and improvised elements. Several of his works employ narrative texts, which often exhibit a humorous theatrical element. This theatrical element may also be seen in his colorful improvised vocalizations. Both his compositions and improvisation have been featured on New Arts Alive, a television production of the New Arts Program in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.