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The Bridge #9 — Sylvain Kassap, Mankwe Ndosi, and Dana Hall, 2017. Photo provided.
The Bridge #9 — Sylvain Kassap, Mankwe Ndosi, and Dana Hall, 2017. Photo provided.
Performances
Nov 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

The Bridge is a transatlantic project supporting artist-initiated French-American ensembles that further the collective invention and reinvention of jazz and improvised music. 

Sudden Sound is pleased to present members of The Bridge #9—Sylvain Kassap (clarinet, bass clarinet) from France, with Minneapolis-based vocalist Mankwe Ndosi and Chicago-based drummer Dana Hall. For more information, please visit the band's website.

Sudden Sound is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Studies, Kathleen Harleman, Analog Outfitters, School of Music, and Krannert Art Museum with in-kind support provided by WEFT, 90.1 FM.

Dynamic Structures: American Abstract Artists

In 1936, several artists in New York City, who grew tired of the lack of exhibiting opportunities for abstract artists, convened to discuss ways to promote and further the works of abstraction.

The American Abstract Artists (AAA) emerged as a diverse group who engaged in various applications of abstraction: dynamic, clear geometry; abstraction influenced by surrealism and expressionism, often with biomorphic elements; and abstraction informed by the natural landscape.

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Silver Ochre. Who are U.S. (Photo provided, all rights reserved)
Silver Ochre. Who are U.S. (Photo provided, all rights reserved)
Performances
Oct 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm
KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

Sudden Sound Concert: SO Live featuring Silver Ochre and Improvisers Exchange

Composer and keyboardist Thollem McDonas’ residency as a George A. Miller Visiting Artist concludes with SO Live, a collaborative site-specific audio/video experience featuring Silver Ochre, his duo with videographer ACVilla, with members of Improvisers Exchange.

ACVilla's work focuses the eye on the parallels of reality shaping and defining each moment of our lives within and without our perception. Thollem Electric emits a sonic amalgam of infinite possibilities from modified keyboards and stomp boxes, celebrating the immense array of diversity in our multi-cultural society amid the present and historical struggles for liberty and justice for all.  Silver Ochre is “the kind of fiercely independent artists the world needs more of" (LiveEyeTV).

 

This concert is presented with support from the George A. Miller Committee and the CAS Improvisers Exchange Initiative. Additional sponsorship provided by the Center for Advanced Studies, Kathleen Harleman, Analog Outfitters, School of Music, and Krannert Art Museum with in-kind support provided by WEFT, 90.1 FM. Sudden Sound is organized by Jason Finkelman.