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Gordon Beeferman


Gordon Beeferman, composer and pianist, has created a diverse body of adventurous work spanning opera, orchestral, chamber, and vocal music, jazz and free improvisation, and collaborations with dance and other arts. His chamber opera “The Rat Land,” written with librettist Charlotte Jackson, was hailed by The New York Times as "complex and daringly modern...gritty, fidgety and intriguing.” Beeferman leads two groups which perform his compositions: Other Life Forms, a quartet, and Music for an Imaginary Band, a septet, described by Time Out New York as a "commanding avant-jazz ensemble." A "fully liberated pianist" (Cadence Magazine), Beeferman has performed extensively in New York as well as across the US and Canada; highlights include appearances at Roulette, ISSUE Project Room, the Vision Festival, MATA Festival, Hallwalls (Buffalo, NY), and the Music Gallery (Toronto), and on tour with the Philip Glass Ensemble in Einstein on the Beach


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Gordon Beeferman: Other Life Forms

Read "Other Life Forms" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A keyboardist and composer with ambitious reach, Gordon Beeferman creates music designed to surprise and challenge. He specializes in avant-garde contexts, whether with his Organ Trio (alongside guitarist Anders Nilsson and drummer Ches Smith) or in a larger septet format, with Music for an Imaginary Band (Generate Records, 2009). And then there's his work writing operas ...


Other Life Forms

Label: Different Track Recordings
Released: 2018
Track listing: Get Got; Creep; Bad Strategy; Path; Hourglass Daydream; Puddle Jump; That's a Wrap.


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Gordon Beeferman: Other Life Forms

Read "Other Life Forms" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

New York-based pianist, composer Gordon Beeferman is also a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, in addition to his multifarious career spanning several music genres and extensive collaborations with a diverse array of artists and bands. On this outing he leads a quartet, featuring a notable cast of like-minded futurists. Beeferman is ...


Four Parts Five

Label: Innova Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: Parts 1÷4.

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Gordon Beeferman: Four Parts Five

Read "Four Parts Five" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Disco assolutamente futile, persino fastidioso, nel suo incessante, inesorabile, impietoso rimuginare attorno a pochi patterns che vengono ripetuti per qualche decina di secondi (o più) ciascuno, per passare poi al successivo, e così via. Questo, lungo i quattro brani che compongono l'album (appena mezzoretta di musica, ma che fatica arrivare ciò nonostante alla fine!), senza soluzioni ...


Out in Here

Label: OutNow Recordings
Released: 2014


Rara Avis

Label: Generate Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Dust; Conspirators; Hive; Lost World; Basement Scientist; Paraphernalia; Allucidation; Sirens; Recombination; Isthmus; Screw Creature.


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