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February 2019

Celebrating Henry: A Threadgill Festival

February 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$20 - $25

In Pulitzer Prize–winner Henry Threadgill’s compositions, notation and improvisation mesh in sonic expressions of American life. He calls his unique polyphonic language “creative music,” which others revere as a musical masterwork beyond category. On Friday, 20-some Minnesota musicians (curated by cellist Michelle Kinney) perform Threadgill pieces from the past 40-plus years. As potent and prolific as ever, Threadgill closes the festival on Saturday with his acclaimed quintet Zooid. New York power-jazz trio Harriet Tubman, made up of ex-Threadgill star players…

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Celebrating Henry: A Threadgill Festival

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$20 - $25

In Pulitzer Prize–winner Henry Threadgill’s compositions, notation and improvisation mesh in sonic expressions of American life. He calls his unique polyphonic language “creative music,” which others revere as a musical masterwork beyond category. On Friday, 20-some Minnesota musicians (curated by cellist Michelle Kinney) perform Threadgill pieces from the past 40-plus years. As potent and prolific as ever, Threadgill closes the festival on Saturday with his acclaimed quintet Zooid. New York power-jazz trio Harriet Tubman, made up of ex-Threadgill star players…

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March 2019

ModernMedieval: The Living Word

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$20 - $25

World Premieres by Ben Frost and Angélica Negrón “Gloriously clear voices … exquisitely wrought.” —Feast of Music Experts in both contemporary and early music, ModernMedieval interweaves in The Living Word ecstatic chants of 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen with newly commissioned electronic and vocal music by Australian/Icelandic composer/producer Ben Frost and Puerto Rico–born composer Angélica Negrón, who perform their new works live with the ensemble. Electronic/pop singer/composer Julianna Barwick, who was featured in the Walker’s 2012 Sound Horizon series, also…

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ModernMedieval: The Living Word

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$20 - $25

World Premieres by Ben Frost and Angélica Negrón “Gloriously clear voices … exquisitely wrought.” —Feast of Music Experts in both contemporary and early music, ModernMedieval interweaves in The Living Word ecstatic chants of 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen with newly commissioned electronic and vocal music by Australian/Icelandic composer/producer Ben Frost and Puerto Rico–born composer Angélica Negrón, who perform their new works live with the ensemble. Electronic/pop singer/composer Julianna Barwick, who was featured in the Walker’s 2012 Sound Horizon series, also…

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Wadada Leo Smith: America’s National Parks

March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$24 - $30

An innovative, much-admired trumpeter and composer for half a century, Wadada Leo Smith presents an expansive, politically charged suite that pays tribute to America’s national parks as well as cultural zones not yet recognized by the government. Pairing his Golden Quintet (Pheeroan Aklaff, Anthony Davis, John Lindberg, and Ashley Walters) with spellbinding video throughout, Smith explores and questions the luminous majesty, cultural histories, and violent realities of our natural areas—whether preserved, unprotected, or under attack.

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May 2019

Resonance: A Sound Art Marathon

May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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FREE

Sculpture sings and sound takes shape as the visual (instruments, sculpture) and the aural (sonic landscapes, jazz, found sound) are layered in conceptual confluence. An ear freshener and eye opener, the day is inspired by the Walker’s 1980 New Music America festival and the trajectory of jazz experimentation at the Walker. International artists—including Matana Roberts, Craig Taborn and Camille Norment, Walter Kitundu, Tarek Atoui, Haroon Mirza, Philip Blackburn, Jules Gimbrone, and Christine Sun Kim —perform in auditory and visual accord…

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