David Lynch Foundation Television to premiere David S. Ware: A World of Sound

“It’s like you’re trying to cognize a world of sound.” — David S. Ware

David S. Ware cognizes and manifests a world of sound. On August 30th 2011, David S. Ware: A World of Sound will premiere on David Lynch Foundation Television. The film profiles one of the most original minds in jazz history – saxophonist/composer/bandleader David S. Ware. In 2010, BBC reviewer Daniel Spicer wrote, “Ware’s playing is astonishing, pushing the limits of brain, fingers and equipment, ideas rushing out in a stream of furious, liquid invention, with an almost superhuman precision.”

“You learn to listen to music with sort of a third ear.” — David S. Ware

David counts Sonny Rollins as an early mentor, from whom he learned circular breathing in 1966 while still a teenager. By the 1980’s, David’s concerns as a saxophonist had shifted away from the rush and fury of extended improvisations, and into the area of concentrated thematic development. He formed the David S. Ware Quartet in 1989 to put these ideas into practice, and they became known as the reigning advanced jazz super-group of the 90’s and into the new millennium. Since that Quartet’s disbanding in 2007, Ware has found expression in a number of different forms; including solo performances and a new quartet entitled Planetary Unknown.

A World of Sound is the latest film by DLF.TV’s Amine Kouider, who has previously profiled several other innovative artists, including installation and performance artist S.B. Woods and Malek Salah, a pioneer of the modern art scene in Algeria.

At Amine and David’s first meeting, David said bluntly, “Good luck trying to finish this film.” The luck turned out to be much needed, as A World of Sound ended up taking over two years to finish. But, when finally completed, film director and DLF.TV founder David Lynch offered high praise, telling Amine, “How cool is cool? … I love this guy, David S. Ware … and I love this film you’ve made for him, Amine … Really good to have documented this great man and his music and his spirit.”

The film (13:36) premieres August 30, 2011 on http://DLF.TV. Also see exclusive bonus footage (8:01) of David S. Ware playing at home.

For more info on David S. Ware, visit http://www.davidsware.com and http://www.aumfidelity.com.

News Coverage: Chicago Reader: Bleader: Saxophonist David S. Ware, sound and vision | JazzTimes: David S. Ware Documentary to Air Aug. 30: Saxophonist’s relationship with Transcendental Meditation will be explored | Ottawa Citizen: Jazzblog: David Lynch on David S. Ware | Listen to Mike Ragogna’s 2.0 interview (43:48) 20110828 – David S. Ware  on solar-powered KRUU-LP 100.1 FM. It was transcribed, edited, and posted in Mike Ragogna’s blog on The Huffington Post: A World Of Sound: Chatting & Improvising With David S. Ware | Also available on Allie Is Wired | TM Blog: David S. Ware: A jazz musician with “a world of sound”

Interesting interview in All About Jazz: David S. Ware: Planetary Musician

See Beautiful film on Algerian artist Malek Salah by Amine Koudier.

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2 Responses to “David Lynch Foundation Television to premiere David S. Ware: A World of Sound”

  1. Beautiful film on Algerian artist Malek Salah by Amine Koudier | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] David Lynch Foundation Television to premiere David S. Ware: A World of Sound. Other profiles by Amine and other DLF.TV filmmakers are available […]


  2. Ken Chawkin Says:

    David S. Ware, Adventurous Saxophonist, Dies at 62 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/arts/music/david-s-ware-adventurous-saxophonist-dies-at-62.html?_r=0


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