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Victor Haskins

Victor Haskins is an international performer, visionary, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, sound artist, composer, arranger, bandleader, interdisciplinary collaborator, and educator. Victor’s main performing projects are “Victor Haskins & Moving Sound Pictures" and “Victor Haskins’ Skein". Moving Sound Pictures is an innovative, one-man-band where Victor extemporaneously improvises intricate, interactive soundscapes and spontaneous compositions. Elements of existing artistic traditions from around the world are evoked, repurposed, and filtered through his imagination. Additionally, Victor frequently collaborates with dancers in this setting, improvising collectively across mediums to orchestrate a powerful, cinematic experience

Showing Up

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Touch, Grey, Reliving the Past, Swift, Five in the Pocket, Morning, Enemy at the Gate, Spite, The Aura, Psithurism.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Victor Haskins: Showing Up

Read "Showing Up" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Since he burst onto the scene, Victor Haskins has developed a robust reputation as a modern-day jazz storyteller. His utterly sincere approach to his art is in the highest jazz tradition of exploration and innovation. With Showing Up, Haskins has taken his message to yet another higher level. The album, Haskins' second, presents ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Victor Haskins: Embracing His Audience

Read "Victor Haskins: Embracing His Audience" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Victor Haskins is one of those young musicians who seems to be able to do it all. He's an award-winning trumpeter, composer/arranger and educator/clinician--all at 21 years old. His debut recording, The Truth (32 Bar Records, 2013) received significant well-deserved acclaim. Haskins, a young visionary, has developed ImproviStory, what he describes as a new and emerging ...

The Truth

Label: 32bar Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: Smiling with the Sun; The Thought that Counts; Winter Winds; Stasis; Morning; Nightmare Within a Dream; Grey.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Victor Haskins: The Truth

Read "The Truth" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Many years ago, there was a radio then television show called “Truth or Consequences." The premise was rather sophomoric: contestants were asked trivia questions and, if they failed to answer correctly, they were “buzzed off" and subsequently given goofy “tasks" which usually resulted in laughs at the contestant's expense. With The Truth the consequences for Richmond-based--but ...


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