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Live Concerts

Lawrence D.the Boston premiere of “Butch” Morris’ A Conduction® with New England Conservatory

Event Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 7:30pm

*New Music Now Series in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater

Butch Morris, a leading innovator in the confluence of jazz, new music, improvisation and contemporary classical music, redefines the roles of composer, conductor, arranger, and performer. He is recognized internationally as the principal theorist and practitioner in the evolution of Conduction®, a type of structured free improvisation where he directs and conducts an improvising ensemble. In this structured yet free improvisation, Morris conducts an ensemble of 30+ musicians from the classical, jazz, and contemporary music departments at New England conservatory, where he will be in residence at the end of this month.

“All kinds of folks downtown are conducting improvisers these days, but Lawrence D. ‘Butch’ Morris is the orchestrator who gave the concept wings.”—Time Out New York

*New Music Now is a series of creative music concerts at the ICA/Boston presenting some of the world's most adventurous musicians and composers. Organized with renowned composer and saxophonist Ned Rothenberg, New Music Now showcases artists who challenge musical convention and genres. 

General admission tickets are $20, $18 for members and students, and can be purchased at or by calling (617) 478-3103.