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An Evening with Matana Roberts

November 8, 2018 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Solo performance and artists talk

Matana Roberts is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. She made two records as a core member of the Sticks And Stones quartet and has gone on to release a diverse body of solo and ensemble work under her own name over the past decade. She is perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, a multi-chapter work of “panoramic sound quilting” that aims to expose the mystical roots and channel the intuitive spirit-raising traditions of American creative expression while maintaining a deep and substantive engagement with narrativity, history, community, and political expression within improvisatory musical structures.

Reception to follow.

Sponsored by the Graduate Media Studies Program and the Department of Humanities & Media Studies