Tune in to Live Constructions this Sunday at 10PM for a live set and interview with saxophonist Keir Neuringer. Neuringer is a Philly-based musician and poet who focuses on maintaining an intensity in his improvisations through a variety of instruments and musical traditions. Neuringer came in to our studio to perform 40 minutes of intense solo saxophone improvisations. We later sat down to talk about the set and his music. Listen!
Keir Neuringer is a musician and interdisciplinary artist who is involved in creative arts communities in Poland, Holland, and the US. He has cultivated a personal and intensely physical approach to saxophone improvisation, plays analogue electronics and Farfisa organ, and sings and narrates text. After training as a composer and jazz saxophonist in the US, he spent two years on a Fulbright research grant in Krakow. He then moved to The Hague, where he spent eight years, curating performative audiovisual art and earning a masters degree from the experimental ArtScience Institute. He lives in Philadelphia and continues to travel widely to present his work, collaborating closely with Rafal Mazur, Ensemble Klang, and Julius Masri, among many others.
CEREMONIES OUT OF THE AIR, a double LP of solo saxophone improvisations to the memory of Esther Neuringer, will be released on New Atlantis Records in April 2014. Recorded in a single performance, CEREMONIES is a 79-minute technical, conceptual, and emotional tour-de-force, setting prodigious use of the circular breathing technique in relief against a wealth of compositional history and sonic terrain.