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Vision Festival: God Particle / Michael Bisio / Yoshiko Chuma / Alto Gladness

Date, location, and tickets

Thursday, June 13, 2019
at 7:00 PM Eastern

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509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217


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Event Information

The Vision Festival is a celebration of boundless improvised art. Now in its 24th year, this festival of music, dance, poetry, and visual art is heralded as “one of New York’s most essential art events” (New York Times).  Legendary and emerging stars representing the free jazz, experimental, and avant-garde communities will perform 30 sets over six nights.

7pm – God Particle

Melvin Gibbs – composition / Stephon Alexander – composition / James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax / Will Calhoun – udu, drums / Kassa Overall – drums / Luke Stewart – bass

8pm – D/B/K/LH

Whit Dickey – drums / Michael Bisio – bass / Kirk Knuffke – trumpet / Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello

9:30pm – Secret Journey, Duo – Stop Calling Them Dangerous

               Yoshiko Chuma & The School of Hard Knocks

Yoshiko Chuma – dance / Miriam Parker – dance / Jason Kao Hwang – violin / Devin Waldman – alto sax / Christopher McIntyre – trombone / Dane Terry – piano / Dan Peeples – voice

10:30pm – Alto Gladness – Tribute to Cecil Taylor

Jemeel Moondoc – alto sax / Idris Ackamoor – alto sax / Bobby Zankel – alto sax / William Parker – bass / Gerald Cleaver – drums

June 13 at the Vision Festival honors sculptor Alain Kirili for his Lifetime of Achievement. The honor features Kirili’s work on display for the entire evening and bassist William Parker will also lead an interview with the artist.  This special evening features all new ensembles and premieres of new work. Whit Dickey, Michael Bisio, Kirk Knuffke, and Fred-Lonberg Holm, all sharing deep musical history yet appearing in a first time combination, perform as a collective. Dancer Yoshiko Chuma presents a new work investigating the “choreographed chaos” of humanity.  Bassist Melvin Gibbs and theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander premiere the latest iteration of their jazz meets science project God Particle with an exciting group of improvisers. Jemeel Moondoc, Idris Ackamoor, and Bobby Zankel – who met as the alto sax section in Cecil Taylor’s Black Music Ensemble at Antioch College – unite as Alto Gladness, in tribute to their late mentor.

This event is supported by a grant from New Music USA.

Participants: Arts for Art