A Dance That Empties is Travis Laplante‘s latest album-length composition, written for Subtle Degrees, a new two-musician ensemble consisting of Laplante (tenor saxophone) and Gerald Cleaver (drums). The duo’s uncategorizable sound evokes everything from contemporary classical music, avant-garde jazz, minimalism, technical metal, and sacred world music. Laplante is also the founder/composer of saxophone quartet Battle Trance and the ensemble Little Women.

A Dance That Empties is an extremely demanding composition that pushes the players to the limit both technically and physically, while the raw, vulnerable instrumentation makes for an intimately emotional experience for both performers and listeners.

Opening will be -“ANCESTRAL DUO” (Luke Stewart- Jamal Moore).

Ancestral Duo is the collaboration of multi-instrumentalists

Jamal Moore and Luke Stewart, both whom are international artist and acclaimed in their own right bringing cosmic synergy.

The two channel the spirit of Ancestry through structured improvisation in unique electroacoustic

Meditations; that aim to reach deep within one’s soul and offer a connection to the past, using

the power of the present, looking toward the future.


Event location:

The Red Room at Normals Books and Records 425 E. 31st Street Baltimore, MD 21218

The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.