SLM Ensemble

                       

  

SLM Ensemble


The SLM Ensemble is a New York City based experimental music large ensemble created by co-artistic directors bassist/composer Mark Dresser and conductor/composer Sarah Weaver. The SLM Ensemble performs and records works for large ensemble, film/multimedia, and the telematic medium via the internet by Dresser, Weaver, and at times collaborating composers. The modular roster is composed of diverse pioneering musicians of our time including Ray Anderson, trombone, Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Samir Chatterjee, tabla, Robert Dick, flutes, Mark Dresser, bass, Marty Ehrlich, woodwinds, Amir ElSaffar, trumpet/voice/santur, Julie Ferrara, oboe, Gerry Hemingway, drumset, Oliver Lake, alto saxophone, Miya Masaoka, koto, Sam Pluta, electronics, Ned Rothenberg, bass clarinet/shakuhachi, Ursel Schlicht, piano, Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon, Jen Shyu, voice, Dave Taylor, bass trombone, Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, Sarah Weaver, conductor. 

The name SLM is an acronym "Source Liminal Music" as well as a tri-consonantal root of words from several languages that mean "peace". The name is from a composition Dresser and Weaver wrote together in 2009 for the Deep Tones for Peace telematic concert for peace in the Middle East. The SLM Ensemble was formed in 2014 from years of New York and international projects since 2007, Dresser and Weaver's online collaborations, and longer term collaborations among the musicians, including concerts at The Stone, Roulette, Iridium Jazz Club, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York University, United Nations Headquarters in New York, and telematic concerts with San Diego, Stanford, Abu Dhabi, Banff, Beijing, Belfast, Jerusalem, Nairobi, South Korea, and Switzerland. The SLM Ensemble continues this work at the forefront of experimental music, expressing synthesis of the innovative improvisation languages of the musicians, the diverse intersections within the ensemble, and forging new realizations for interconnection. Visit the SLM Ensemble full website: www.slmensemble.org

Below are links to information on localized (non-telematic) works. See the Telematic Music page for information on telematic works. Contact Liminal Music Inc. for more information on presenting these projects and commissioning new work. 

Between the Body
Breath of Peace
Cohe(a)rence
Cycles of Awakening
Renewal Ringings
Ma'a al-Salam/Water of Peace
Re:Sonance of Mahler's Song of the Earth
Sema
Spectral Syn
s/p(l)ace
SubTeleToning