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The Buttonwood Tree

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October 2018

The Matisse Jazz Project

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$15

The Matisse Jazz Project is music inspired by the iconic cut paper collages of Henri Matisse published in 1947 as Jazz. The twenty pieces composed by pianist Christopher Bakriges correspond to each of the Matisse Jazz cutouts and his writings. Matisse viewed jazz as a “chromatic and rhythmic improvisation” and evoked the idea of a structure of rhythm and repetition broken by the unexpected action of improvisations. Matisse wrote, “There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation,…

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