Minta White

Flutist, Improvisor

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

  • Arts at the Armory Café 191 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

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.