NYC based saxophonist and composer Briggan Krauss performs solo and discusses his work with Option curator Tim Daisy
[Photo by Peter Gannushkin]
Briggan Krauss has been an internationally recognized saxophonist and improviser/composer based in New York for more than twenty-five years. He connects the extreme edges of technique with the unexplored tonal possibilities of the instrument while also being dedicated to exploring the practice of improvisation as a foundation for composition and artistic creation. Briggan has released several critically acclaimed recordings as a leader and has appeared on over fifty others as a sideman, including Grammy Award-winning and nominated contemporary jazz records. A major part of his work in recent years has been focusing on solo saxophone. Briggan has performed solo concerts in Europe and the United States and has released several solo saxophone recordings. His most recent release is “Art of the Saxophone: The Lethe Lounge Sessions” on Iluso Records. Besides his work as a saxophonist—he is also a guitarist and works in the areas of sound art, electronic music, and interdisciplinary performance. He is currently a professor in the Performance and Interactive Media Arts [PIMA] MFA program at Brooklyn College.
“Option and the Experimental Sound Studio are pleased to welcome saxophonist and guitarist Briggan Krauss for an online performance from his home in Brooklyn, NY. Highly accomplished both as a soloist and collaborator, Briggan will combine his twenty-five years of experience in a wide variety of contexts with his highly original and explorative sonic explorations to the Quarantine Concert series in what is sure to be an engaging and outstanding set of music and discussion.” – Tim Daisy/ Option Curator