Wyoming Arts Council

Tyler Gilmore’s “A Rambling Stretch” tours eight Wyoming communities in September

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Tyler Gilmore (foreground) in concert. Photo by Sophia Pandora.

“A Rambling Stretch,” a concert of contemporary jazz music inspired by the beauty of Wyoming and its landscape by composer and Wyoming native Tyler Gilmore, will visit eight Wyoming communities Sept. 18-25.

The tour is co-sponsored by Central Wyoming College, UW Fine Arts Outreach and the Wyoming Arts Council.

In the performances, Gilmore explores Wyoming’s landscapes and people with the accompaniment of a 12-piece jazz chamber ensemble.

For those sites charging admission, tickets will be available at the door.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, September 18: Robert A. Peck Art Center Theater, Central Wyoming College in Riverton, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15/adults $10/students & seniors.
Saturday, September 19: WYO Theater, Sheridan, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors.
Sunday, September 20: Nelson Auditorium, Northwest College in Powell at 2 p.m. Free.
Monday, September 21: Wheeler Concert Hall, Music Building, Casper College, Casper, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 adults, $12 seniors, $7 students & teachers, $5 for 12 and under.
Tuesday, September 22: Torrington High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 (Eastern Wyoming Arts Council season tickets do not cover this performance).
Wednesday, September 23: Hot Springs County High School Auditorium in Thermopolis at 7 p.m. Tickets: Adults, $8; seniors $6, students free.
Thursday, September 24: The Broadway Theater in Rock Springs  at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Friday, September 25: The BCPA Theater  at UW in Laramie at 6 p.m. Free.

The origins of Gilmore’s music composition can be traced back to 2013 trip to Wyoming. Gilmore, a 2000 graduate of Riverton High School, returned to his home town along with renowned photographer Gary Isaacs to film, photograph, and sound record the area.  He then composed music inspired by the imagery. The resulting work weaves together the photos, sound and video, with all original music for a twelve piece chamber jazz ensemble comprised of the top jazz musicians from the western United States.

The work is an eight-movement suite performed in conjunction with a projected video.  Influenced by modern composers such as Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Ades, it strives to communicate the vastness of Wyoming’s landscapes along with the deep emotional connection Gilmore feels with the area. The remaining selections for the concert will be original big band scores composed by Gilmore.

Tyler Gilmore won the 2009 ASCAP/Columbia College Commission in Honor of Hank Jones and won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award for three consecutive years — 2008, 2009, and 2010. His music has been reviewed in DownBeat and performed by Jon Faddis’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Bobby Watson and The UMKC Concert Jazz Ensemble, The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Band I, The Playground Ensemble, and The Henry Mancini Institute Overture Orchestra, among others. His work is published by UNC Jazz Press and Minor Ninth Music.

Partial funding of the tour is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.

For additional information, please contact the Wyoming Arts Council at 307-777- 7742 or arts@wyo.gov.


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