HASSLES: A Night of Improvisational Performance by Vandermark, Nilssen-Love, and Ex

The Alternate Space (TAS) is honored to host an evening with improvisational performance quartet HASSLES featuring Ken Vandermark, Paal Nilssen-Love, Terrie Ex and a Norwegian bassist. Put together as a band for the first time in order to conclude Ken Vandermark’s second Stone residency at the beginning of January 2018, HASSLES is playing a series of concerts in North America including an intimate show on January 8, 2018 at The Alternate Space in Sherborn.  Based on their previous collaborations, the music created by this lineup promises to be an electrifying and visceral inquiry of contemporary improvised music, post-punk, Tropicalia, and the freest jazz possible.

This one-night only experience featuring four of the highest regarded improvisers promises to be an evening to remember. The HASSLES performance offers the rare opportunity to enjoy a powerful musical collaboration in a unique setting not seen by many – Sherborn’s The Alternate Space. The event, hosted by Ride Headquarters, brings improvised music into a bicycling studio environment where creativity, motion and hard work happen. Patria Lanfranchi, curator of The Alternate Space is eager to welcome HASSLES, “We’re thrilled to be hosting four world renowned musicians in a new venue that allows an intimate experience for both the musicians and audience that we know will leave all in awe of the energy that resonates between these extraordinary players.”

The HASSLES performance will take place at The Alternate Space located at 11 South Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770. Doors open at 7:30 pm followed by two sets of music starting at 8:00 pm.