Bringing their acclaimed partnership to the dance stage for the first time, tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd and jazz pianist Jason Moran united with Alonzo King LINES Ballet for SAND. King’s choreography is fertile creative ground for the trailblazing duo —two generations of jazz masters who share “an unerring ability to get to the emotional heart of a song,” according to JazzTimes. Forever rooted in the canonical structures of the past, ballet dancers and jazz musicians mine the present moment. Together they revel in the freedom borne of exacting discipline, and boldly forge ahead.
Called "riveting" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Biophony is Alonzo King's newest work in collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford. For more than forty years, Krause has traveled the globe with microphones tuned to the earth and its creatures. His vast archive catalogs the collective sound of entire ecosystems - what Krause terms biophony. From the rainforests of Borneo to a waterhole in Kenya, from the Alaskan tundra to a meadow high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, his recordings carry imprints of habitat in peril.