Friends and faculty members in NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation Department,
Tanya Kalmanovitch, Anthony Coleman and Ted Reichman walk the contested spaces
between composition and improvisation, and art music, free improvisation and popular
song. Their core repertoire includes original compositions and re-compositions of
classical and popular music – from the final movement of Mahler’s Third Symphony, the
Russian popular song Kalinka, to Duke Ellington’s Mood Indigo.