RYAN BLOTNICK'S DAY OF RAPTURE 

"We shall not all sleep, but shall all be changed." - Corinthians 15:50-52

The date May 21st, 2011 marks what many believe to be the beginning of the period of rapture, where the holy are sucked up to heaven and the heathens are burned off in a fiery ball. To mark this significant date, Mr. Blotnick has organized a group of stunning improvisers, and composed a brand new body of work specifically for this ensemble. Incorporating the age-old traditions of counterpoint, free jazz and Ellingtonia, his writing endeavors to bring out the individual voices of each player, resulting in a free-thinking, liberated organism that is greater than the sum of its parts.  

Cornelia Street Café, Saturday, May 21, 2011, 10:30:00 PM