PRLog - July 29, 2014 - BOSTON -- Flutist Peter H. Bloom, whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe), gave a lecture-recital July 18, 2014 at the Organological Congress hosted by Animusic Portugal, at the Museu Nogueira da Silva in Braga, Portugal. A noted authority on 19th century American flutes, Bloom performed on two instruments by the great American maker Alfred G. Badger (1814/1815-1892)
Flutist Peter H. Bloom in Braga, Portugal
Peter H. Bloom, known for his virtuosity and versatility, performs diverse chamber music from period-instrument concerts to premieres of new music. He is also a noted jazz artist, praised for “exquisite melody” (JazzImprov)
Mr. Bloom is a noted interpreter of early music, and has given period-instrument concerts and lecture-demonstrations in the United States, Canada and Europe, appearing in solo recitals and with Ensemble Chaconne (28th season, praised for “vitality and character, style and verve” – MusicWeb International). Bloom has served as historical performance consultant to The American Museum in Britain, The New-York Historical Society, The American Antiquarian Society and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (25 years), where he has given numerous lecture-demonstrations and recorded for the audio guide to historical woodwinds. Bloom has particular expertise in flutes by 19th century makers and music heard in 19th century America, having given lecture-recitals for Animusic Portugal, The New York Flute Club, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The American Antiquarian Society, and Historic Macon (Georgia), among others.
A champion of new music, Mr. Bloom collaborates extensively with composers and has given premieres of works by Richard Nelson, Mark Harvey, Elizabeth Vercoe, Peter Aldins, Richard Cornell, John Felice, Paul Brust, Narong Prangcharoen, Marianela Maduro, Len Detlor, Karl Henning, Pamela Marshall, Joseph Fear, Charles Turner, Matt Samolis, and others. Original compositions, including numerous works written for him, have been a vital part of his concert tours for more than three decades, across forty states and four continents. He has performed in festivals and series for adventurous music, including the Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, the Autumn Uprising Festival of New Music, Todd Brunel’s Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music, the Ninth Ear Composers Collective, Composers in Red Sneakers, and Underground Composers, among others. In a collaboration spanning 20 years, Peter Bloom and pianist/harpist Mary Jane Rupert (the Duo “2”) have toured the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand, performing recent works by U.S, New Zealand and Thai composers.
Mr. Bloom’s career in jazz encompasses free improvisation, jazz standards, blues, bebop and the avant-garde. He has appeared with Charles Neville, Jaki Byard, Sheila Jordan, Geri Allen, Taylor Ho Bynum, Walter Thompson, Raj Mehta, Mark Harvey and other notables. A 37-year veteran with the internationally acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (“a bracing walk on the wild side of the big band spectrum” JazzTimes), Bloom has performed at hundreds of venues and appears on eleven Aardvark CDs, including six discs on Leo Records, one of the world’s leading adventuresome music labels. With members of Aardvark, he recorded improvised music for the National Film Preservation Foundation’s DVD series Treasures from the American Film Archives, which The New York Times called “one of the best sets of the year.”
Mr. Bloom serves as contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music. http://www.noteworthysheetmusic.com/
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