7 - 10 June 2023


9 June • National Opera & Ballet, 22:00

KRSTE RODŽEVSKI acoustic guitar, vocal

Krste Rodzevski is a Macedonian-born vocalist, guitarist, and composer, who has been active in the downtown avant-garde scene since relocating to New York City in the late ’90s. After releasing his trilogy of “Batania”, “Bitter Almonds”, and “The Rabbit and the Fallen Sycamore” (Much Prefer Records, 2015, 2017, 2018), Rodzevski recorded “Hubris” (MOD Reloaded, 2020), followed by “Fair Weather Friends” (Point of Entry, 2022). These are conceptual albums of insight-oriented lyrics and electroacoustic sound, infused with experimental and free jazz elements. His collaborators are some of the preeminent names of NY’s jazz-improv and experimental scene (Bill Laswell, Tomeka Reid, Kris Davis, Ikue Mori, Mary Halvorson, Ingrid Laubrock, Tomas Fujiwara, Kirk Knuffke, Chris Speed, etc.) as well as superb representatives of the modern Chicago scene (Jeff Parker, Nicole Mitchel, Ken Vandermark, etc.). Of note, four of these musicians are recipients of the MacArthur genius award. His work received highly positive reviews by The Wire, Downbeat, Avant Music, All About Jazz, Stereogum, etc. Downbeat included The Rabbit and the Fallen Sycamore in the list of best albums of 2018. Rodzevski is expected to release his sixth studio record “Black Earth”, produced by Bill Laswell, on Defkaz Records, later this year. His solo acoustic concert will include song versions in a pure, naive, and free of studio-manipulation form.

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