Join us Sunday February 5th at 7pm at the Westside Theater for our next session which will focus on the impact and influence of multiple mediums on every improviser, regardless of their mode of expression. We will use the whole 2 hour session for improvisations this month. Sign up on the sign-up sheet to participate or watch from the audience.
A couple quotes to guide us:
“I am convinced that the creative process involves more than one element, and in our being musicians, music is just one of them. Simultaneously we are all multidimensional beings/bodies with all these worlds that configure us.” – an excerpt from Paula Shocron’s piece in Mutual Mentorship for Musician’s Anthology of Writings
‘Levine recalled the performance as “very ensemble oriented” and noted that “solos were always in service to the dance and the overall piece. It was different than pure jazz because we were all subsumed into doing a music-and-dance piece. We were parts of the whole.”‘ – Rozanne Levine reflecting on a performance of the suite Document Humanum with William Parker, Patricia Nicholson and others in 1976. Included in the William Parker biography Universal Tonality by Cisco Bradley.
We will direct a portion of this session’s proceeds and encourage those in attendance (or if you cannot attend) towards a donation to the Memphis NAACP branch to support their efforts to address the horrific violence and display of police brutality against Tyre Nichols.