Episode 9: Greed Machine

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Episode 9: Greed Machine

March 11, 2021, 7pm

Greed Machine (2013) 7’

Alvin Singleton (US), composer

Jackie Leung (CA), piano

Ryan Scott (CA), vibraphone

Greed Machine is a short one movement piece which explores the sustaining power and color of both instruments. The piece is based primarily upon large blocks of sustained sound with periodic interjections of running figures. The work explores the resonance of the vibraphone and piano, and as we learn directly from Mr. Singleton, is inspired by the aesthetic of the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring Milt Jackson on vibes and John Lewis on piano.

Episode 9: Greed Machine

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