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fulcrumpoint New Music Project: The Black Composer Speaks: Exhortation!

February 10, 2017 @ 5:45 pm

$25 - $35

All Ages/$35/$25



5:45 pm Roundtable Discussion (led by Steve Bynum, Producer of WBEZ’s “Worldview”), 7:30 pm Concert, (Doors at 5:30 pm)

Fulcrum Point New Music Project

In collaboration with Kahil El’ Zabar and The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Fulcrum Point celebrates the unique and complex voices of Black American composers by championing the music of three generations of artists, ranging from impressionistic to pop-inspired minimalism to free jazz improv. Bridging these diverse musical stylings will be a world premiere composition by the widely acclaimed Tomeka Reid. Reid’s music is both jazz and classically influenced, making her the natural fulcrum point, where tradition meets innovation. The evening will end with a set of free-jazz improv led by the legendary Kahil El’ Zabar and his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, in collaboration with Fulcrum Point New Music Project. A roundtable discussion on inclusion and access in new art music, led by WBEZ’s Steve Bynum, precedes the concert.

Alvin Singleton: Greed Machine
Jeffrey Mumford: still air 
Jessie Montgomery: Strum
Olly Wilson: Piano Trio
Tomeka Reid: World premiere, title TBD
Kahil El’Zabar: selections with the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble:

Kahil El’Zabar, percussion/composition/vocals

Corey Wilkes, trumpet

Alex Harding, baritone saxophone

The Convergence of Experimental Musical Mediums: A Roundtable Discussion on inclusion, access, and aesthetics in music from the Black Diaspora, which precedes the concert, will address inclusion, convergence of avant-garde and contemporary musical expression and the artistic diaspora within the context of new music and art. Steve Bynum, producer of WBEZ’s “Worldview” will lead a discussion with panelists Stephen Burns, Fulcrum Point’s Artistic Director; Seth Parker Woods, Fulcrum Point’s Curator of Inclusion and Discoveries; Nathalie Joachim, flutist with Eighth Blackbird; Tomeka Reid, composer/cellist/scholar; and Sadie Woods, curator, DJ, Entrepreneur.

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February 10, 2017
5:45 pm
$25 - $35
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