Block Museum: A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s
Block Museum: A Feast of Astonishments:
Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
January 16–July 17, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 7:00pm
Free and open to the public
The repertoire of Chicago-based cellist, composer, and educator Tomeka Reid, like that of Charlotte Moorman, spans classical and experimental music. Reid performs internationally with some of today’s most creative musicians, including Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians’ Great Black Music Ensemble, the string trio Hear in Now, and the Tomeka Reid Quartet (featuring Jason Roebke on bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums). She has also worked with forward-thinking musicians including Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, and Mike Reed, and has composed commissioned works for the AACM, the Chicago Jazz Festival, and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. For this event, she will perform live in conjunction with A Feast of Astonishments.
CREDIT: This program is co-sponsored by the Black Arts Initiative.