Minta White

Flutist, Improvisor


Carte Noire feat. guitarist Anastasia Dumma @ Arts at the Armory Café
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Carte Noire feat. guitarist Anastasia Dumma @ Arts at the Armory Café

Suggested donation $10 at the door

Carte Noire:

Flutist Minta White and pianist Tim Peck, founding members of the free music collective Carte Noire, will present a live performance of freely improvised music.  Throughout this musical conversation, they will present free music in its purest form. Minta adds the flavor of classical technique and training, including a variety of 21st century contemporary classical extended techniques, to Tim’s heavily jazz influenced background and electronic effects.  Drawing upon these varied musical paths, they will explore the depth of musical connection through creative interaction, color, texture, rhythm vs. rhythm, timbre, and tradition vs. modernity, creating an avant garde landscape of new music in a beautiful and “otherwordly” fusion. Also influenced by the other musicians with whom they have shared the stage, hints of South American folk music, free jazz, rock, experimental, and other styles will enhance the mix during this unique performance. Each set is different, based upon the influences of the music and mood of the moment.

Anastasiya Dumma: 

Anastasiya has a rich music education (Berklee College of Music, Moscow College of Improvisational Music, Luceum of Art “Saint-Petersburg” – behind each of these names were number of outstanding, artistic teachers with whom Anastasiya was lucky to study). Eventually Anastasiya started teaching herself and yet again met a lot of enthusiastic musicians through teaching classes and private lessons and presenting clinics on free improvisation in Boston, Saint-Petersburg and Moscow.  Like anything that grows and forms itself naturally over a long period of time, it is impossible to give a precise definition to what is Anastasiya’s style of playing. She is employing free improvisation as her main method of creating music and she also takes part in New Music projects. Her language at the moment largely comes from twentieth century classical music, but many other threads can be heard there as well (like jazz and Russian folk influences).  Currently Anastasiya is deepening her ability to connect with people through music (as we know there is no end to this process) studying at New England Conservatory.

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Carte Noire performing for Altar'd Spaces - International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Carte Noire performing for Altar'd Spaces - International Festival of Arts & Ideas

  • United Church on the Green, UCC: New Haven, CT (map)
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To New Haven we go! Join us for our June 19th performance at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

Our performance is a part of a special series that will take place in one of the historic churches on the New Haven Green.

Will we see you there? Click the ticket link below, tickets are only $10 for general admission!

Ticket link: https://www.artidea.org/cartenoire

Also, please visit our Facebook invitation: https://facebook.com/events/1521106038000561/

A co-presentation of Carte Noire, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and United Church

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May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Interactive Improvisation Concert with Carte Noire

**FREE and Open To The Public**

Meet us at the Jahn Reading Room!

For the second year, the musicians of Carte Noire  will perform an interactive concert to conclude our work with the students in Pomfret School's Freshmen Immersion Course.

Preparing for a performance usually requires careful study of a musical score. What happens when there is no score and the musician is the master of his/her own fate?  

In this interactive concert, Minta White (flute) and Tim Peck (piano & effects) will use their musical diverse backgrounds to navigate this free-form musical conversation.  




 

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Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Speaking Her Truth - evening of music by composer Jessica Rudman

  • Parish House at Christ Church Cathedral (map)
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I will be performing in the world premiere of "Marie Curie Learns to Swim".

More from Hartford Opera Theater/Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra:

Join us for an evening of music by Hartford based composer, Jessica Rudman including the world premiere of the one act opera "Marie Curie Learns to Swim," with libretto by Kendra Preston Leonard assisted by dramaturg Sadah Espii Proctor; the monodrama "Trigger"; and the song cycle "Lady Macbeth," on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30pm at the Parish House at the Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford. This evening of new music will be accompanied by members of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dan D'Addio. The operas will be directed by Kristy Chambrelli. 

Each piece features strong female characters that must overcome adversity, to succeed and even survive. "Marie Curie Learns to Swim" is a telling of Curie's life through conversations between her and her daughter on a beach. As the opera unfolds we see that learning to swim presents a parallel to Curie's struggle to advance as a female scientist in a field dominated by men. "Trigger," is a short monodrama for soprano based on a true event of a police officer being caught on recording asking what an abuse victim did to deserve to be hit. In this riveting piece, Rudman tackles the important issue of domestic violence. "Lady Macbeth" is a song cycle with libretto by Kendra Leonard, scored for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, cello and piano. 

Tickets are $25.00 for Priority Seating, $15.00 for General Admission and $10.00 for Students/Seniors. 

To purchase tickets, please visit our website: 
www.hartfordoperatheater.com/marie-curie-learns-to-swim

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Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

FluteFest 2018 - Free Improvisation: An Invitation to Adventure Workshop

FREE WORKSHOP!  

An event at FluteFest 2018.  Registration for FluteFest is required to participate. FluteFest registration and events begin at 8:30 AM and end at 9 PM.  If you have any questions, please visit my contact page.

Description:

Free Improvisation: An Invitation to Adventure Workshop

Presented by Minta White

Have you ever wanted to try improvisation? Or have you tried it before, but weren’t sure how to expand upon your ideas? This workshop will take you on an improvisation adventure! We will discuss a variety of approaches to the process of free improvisation. During our explorations, we will build upon musical skills to create brand new improvisations in ad hoc ensembles. All levels welcome. (Participation in ensembles strongly encouraged - please bring your instrument to the workshop!)

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May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Interactive Improvisation Concert with Carte Noire

**FREE and Open To The Public**

Meet us at the Jahn Reading Room!

Preparing for a performance usually requires careful study of a musical score. What happens when there is no score and the musician is the master of his/her own fate?  

The musicians of Carte Noire have been exploring this question with the students in Pomfret School's Freshmen Immersion course over the past year.

In this interactive concert, Minta White (flute) and Tim Peck (piano & effects) will use their musical diverse backgrounds to navigate this free-form musical conversation.  

Adventures are never planned—they are always improvised. We invite you to take this journey with us as we compose the music we will perform right before your eyes and ears. Bring an instrument, your voice, or an old pot to bang. You will never experience this original music in the same way again!

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May
12
to May 16

International Society for Improvised Music Festival and Conference

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9th Festival and Conference - 

Wilfrid Laurier University, John Aird Centre                                                                            

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 
 

May 12, 3pm

Performing with Carte Noire

http://www.improvisedmusic.org/upcomingEvent.html

 

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Jun
7
4:00 PM16:00

Spectacle II

Spectacle II

Improvisations Series at Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT)

Spectacle, the culminating event of the 2014-15 Improvisations season.

A cross-generational gathering of improvisors, the evening will feature groupings of players, followed by Abstract Forest, an improvising orchestra.

Allan Chase/saxophones
Andrea Parkins/accordion
Jerome Deupree/drums and percussion
Fay Victor/voice
Adam Matlock/accordion
Junko Fujiwara/cello
Joe Morris/guitar and bass
Stephen Haynes/cornets
Zachary Rowden/bass
Minta White/flute
Sam Lisabeth/guitar
Will Bridges/alto saxophone
Travis Bliss/tenor saxophone
Jaimie Branch/trumpet
Jason Belcher/baritone horn

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May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Uncertainty Music Series at Never Ending Books

Performing with Carte Noire in New Haven, CT.

About the Uncertainty Music Series:

A monthly concert series presenting concerts of improvised, electronic, and experimental music in the New Haven, CT area since 2007. The goal of the series is to provide a venue for local and regional artists who aren't being actively presented in other venues in the area and to encourage creative exchange amongst artists in New Haven and the region.  

For questions about the series, please contact Carl at uncertaintymusic@carltesta.net

 

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Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Entre Mundos

An evening of contemporary, classical and South American folk music with the Alturas Duo. The program will include the premiere of Arthur Hernandez's "Three Meditations for Flute and Guitar".  Performance at Whitney Center for the Arts in Cultural Pittsfield and the Upstreet Cultural District.

Seating begins at 6:45 pm.  Tickets: $20.  Reservations strongly recommended. To reserve tickets, email: tix@thewhit.org or call 413-443-0289.  Bistro setting with Tapas, Wine, Champagne & Beer available to order!

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May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Improvisations at Real Art Ways: Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes present SPECTACLE

The Improvisations series was created in 2011, and offers nine concerts each season and is now in its third year of presenting. Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris, who perform with a guest, or guests, sharing concerts of completely improvised music, curate the series. To date, their guests have included Tyshawn Sorey, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Mark Dresser, Kyoko Kitamura, Fay Victor, Ingrid Laubrock, Sara Schoenbeck, Nate Wooley, and many others. 

The current season of Improvisations concludes with an evening-long assembly of musicians that mixes well-known players with emerging players in a series of ad hoc groupings of various sizes and culminating with all the players performing in the large ensemble, Abstract Forest.

Joe Morris guitar/bass
Stephen Haynes/cornets

Jerome Deupree/drums
Taylor Ho Bynum/ cornet
Tatsuya Nakatani/percussion
Mat Maneri/viola
Jim Hobbs/alto saxophone
Daniel Levin/cello
Brad Barrett/bass
Andria Nicademou/vibraphone
Chris Cretella/guitar
Joelle Wagner/bassoon
Daniel Pencer/tenor sax, clarinet
Zoe Christiansen/clarinet
Minta White/ flute
Matt Plummer/trombone
Matt Chilton/reeds
Sean Sonderagger/reeds

6-11 PM, Saturday, May 24, 2014
Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT 

$15/$12 for members

Follow the 2013-14 season of Improvisations, browse the photo archives from past seasons and more on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Improvisations/324014434279441?hc_location=timeline

Improvisations on the RAW website
http://www.realartways.org/livearts.htm#Spectacle

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