Cooper-Moore is an instrument-builder/designer based in New York City, whose music is informed by the avant jazz and improvised music communities he regularly performs in since the early 1970s, but is also deeply rooted in the Gospel, Blues, and Bluegrass traditions from his upbringing in rural, segregated Virginia. As part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival, this solo performance will feature handcrafted instruments constructed from found and repurposed materials including diddley-bow, three-string fretless banjo, and mouth bow. Cooper-Moore last appeared in the Sudden Sound Concert Series as a member of Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host (April 2015).
The Sudden Sound Concert Series presents leading artists in the fields of improvised music and the jazz avant-garde, establishing Krannert Art Museum as a destination for enthusiasts of today’s most progressive music from the US and abroad.
Curated by Jason Finkelman, director, Global Arts Performance Initiatives
Sponsored in part by the Student Sustainability Committee, Analog Outfitters, School of Music, an anonymous donor, and Krannert Art Museum with in-kind support provided by WEFT, 90.1 FM