Zeitgeist’s Indeterminacies goes global with real-time intercontinental improvisation

chinaZeitgeist Gallery’s Indeterminacies new-music series will present one of its most adventurous shows yet on Sunday evening, when guitarist Denny Jiosa and composer Robert Bond perform via Skype with students in China.

Bond came up with the idea after a recent conversation on Skype with his friend Fran Zinder, a former Nashville visual artist who now teaches English to high school students in East China. Zinder’s students will perform Chinese music and poetry. Jiosa and Bond, meanwhile, will provide real-time improvised accompaniment. Click here to read my preview of the concert in this week’s Nashville Scene.

Indeterminacies fans should note that Zeitgeist has a new location, 516 Hagan St. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28. If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and like Indeterminacies on Facebook.  And while you’re at it, you should like Zeitgeist on Facebook as well.

Photo: Fran Zinder with her students in China.

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About John Pitcher

John Pitcher is the chief classical music, jazz and dance critic as well as co-founder of ArtsNash. He has been a classical music critic for the Washington Post, the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle, National Public Radio’s Performance Today (NPR), ArtNowNashville.com and the Nashville Scene. His writings about music and the arts have also appeared in Symphony Magazine, American Record Guide and Stagebill Magazine, among other publications. Pitcher earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied arts writing with Judith Crist and Phyllis Garland. His work has received the New York State Associated Press award for outstanding classical music criticism.