Sarah Ann/Carl Smith (Austin)
5:00 pm Saturday, 7/15/17
Sarah Ann (keyboard) + Carl Smith (saxophone)
Austin free music veterans Sarah Ann and Carl Smith will meet in their first-ever duet at NMASS this year. Sarah Ann is a keyboardist and improvising composer who has performed with several local indie rock and free improv ensembles, including Mongoose Austin and Pharas. Smith is a saxophonist and painter who has been a mainstay of Austin’s free jazz scene for two decades, both in his group e.c.f.a. and other ensembles, including the Jonathan F. Horne Quintet and the Ingebrigt Haker Flaten Austin Septet. Most recently, he has performed “Sound Pics,” which combines Smith’s painting with live musical performance.
The duo will perform several of Sarah Ann’s compositions, which mix composed material with guided and open improvisation sections in order to emphasize compositional form.