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In(Site) Project Gallery

Rhizome D.C. in partnership with VisArts: Friday, February 249 – 11 PM

In(Site) Project Space (2nd floor)

Featuring: Keir Nueringer, Creative Music Workshop Players

Tickets: $10.00 online  $15.00 at the door.

Rhizome D.C., in partnership with VisArts, presents a line-up of musicians who defy boundaries with free jazz improvisation, non-traditional instruments, and intentional experimentation.Keir Neuringer and Creative Music Workshop Players open up possibility in unconventional acoustic sets with socially conscientious roots.

Rhizome D.C. is a nonprofit DIY arts space dedicated to providing a home in the Washington D.C. area for experimental works of all kinds, including music, film, poetry, performance art, theater and more. Recently called “the city’s most vital venue for underground jazz and experimental music” by the Washington Post, Rhizome presents both local and touring artists who push the boundaries of musical expression, continually redefining for audiences what music can be. www.rhizomedc.org


Rhizome D.C., in partnership with Visarts, is proud to present:

Keir Neuringer is a Philadelphia-based saxophonist and composer whose work is underpinned by interdisciplinary approaches and socio-political contextualizations. He is best known for a personal and intensely physical saxophone technique, revealed through long form solo improvisations, as well as collaborations with a multitude of world-renowned and underground practitioners in jazz, avant-garde, noise, classical, theater, and dance disciplines. He has travelled extensively to present his work, appeared on numerous festival stages, and given workshops throughout Europe and North America.

Keir trained as a composer and saxophonist in the U.S., spent two years on a Fulbright research grant in Krakow, and then moved to The Hague, where he lived for eight years, curating performative audiovisual art and earning a masters degree from the experimental ArtScience Institute. Originally from New York State, he settled in Philadelphia in 2012, where he lives with his family and is a member of the Books Through Bars Collective.

“…with Neuringer’s music…mortal purpose is a given.” (Bill Meyer, September 2014 issue of Wire Magazine)


Creative Music Workshop Players is an evolving collective of improvisers convened in early 2015 and comprised of stalwarts of D.C.’s experimental music scene including Luke Stewart, Layne Garrett, Nate Scheible, Phong Tran, Patrick Cain, and others. Individually and in various groupings CMW Players have played almost everywhere in the D.C. area, including Source Festival, the Kennedy Center, Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music, D.C. Jazz Festival, Goethe Institut, Capital Fringe Festival, the Freer Gallery, the Embassy of Indonesia, Dance Place, etc. 



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