May
6
to May 7

Filth at the Hong Kong Fringe Club

Yin Tak Au and Lena Cuglietta will perform Filth for two baritone saxophones in a concert that includes additional works by Jacob TV, Philippe Geiss, Ryan Brown, Frank C.S. Nawrot, and Bob Pritchard. 

$150 in advance or Fringe Member / $200 on day / One Free Drink Included

8pm Fringe Club, Hong Kong

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The Score as an Object of Displayed Identity: Race-ing the Museum Workshop
May
9
to May 13

The Score as an Object of Displayed Identity: Race-ing the Museum Workshop

In our far from post-racial world, museums are not immune to the pressures of demographic change and urgent new campaigns for racial justice. Famous European museums are altering the titles of art works to eliminate demeaning terms; Confederate monuments are being dismantled in public space and sent to history museums for storage; museums across the U.S. are scrambling to shed their image as bastions of privilege and to diversify their audiences and supporters. Exploring Julius Eastman's racially provocative and vague life, especially the remaining fragmented and nebulous scores scattered throughout personal and private archives, my participation in the museum will investigate the role of the score as an object that has influenced the racial narrative of this composer.

How have museums, as collections and as institutions, created, supported, or challenged constructions of race and racial identity? How are museums and their objects implicated in the history of slavery, indigenous peoples, and race relations? How have museums represented and interpreted these issues? How can and should their collections tell different stories? What can museums do to combat white privilege, and become more diverse in their institutional structures and in their audiences? The workshop will work to confront these and many other pertinent questions through discussion with Carnegie Museum of Art, Natural History, and Science curators. 

 

 

 

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"Emancipation Narratives in the Arts"
May
2
to May 6

"Emancipation Narratives in the Arts"

I've been asked to participate in a seminar with the brilliant philosopher and critical theorist Lydia Goehr. The content of the week is still being solidified, but will be rooted in issues of theory and history and wit and melancholy across instances of philosophy, opera, and the arts. My thanks to Pitt's Humanities Center for this wonderful opportunity.

 

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opening of Erroll Garner Exhibit at the International Jazz Hall of Fame
Feb
4
8:30pm 8:30pm

opening of Erroll Garner Exhibit at the International Jazz Hall of Fame

Curated by Dr. Michael Heller, Billy D. Williams, Miriam Meislik, and myself, Erroll and Martha: The Jazz Manager as Adviser, Advocate, Encourager, Enforcer will open at the International Jazz Hall of Fame in February 2016. The exhibit celebrates the recent posthumously Grammy-nominated pianist and composer's relationship with his only manager. Click above for more details.

 

 

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ELCO: @ Wigle Whiskey: EXTRACURRICULAR DIRECTIONAL SONIC LEISURE MUSIC (2015)
Jun
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

ELCO: @ Wigle Whiskey: EXTRACURRICULAR DIRECTIONAL SONIC LEISURE MUSIC (2015)

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Performance of EXTRACURRICULAR DIRECTIONAL SONIC LEISURE MUSIC for electric guitar, amplified voice and sampler. This performance and other electronic, video and small ensemble pieces will be held in partnership with Pittsburgh's Wigle Whiskey. Wigle is premiering a new signature cocktail during our performance at their Barrelhouse. 

 

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ELCO: In a Large Reverberant Space
May
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

ELCO: In a Large Reverberant Space

Join E.L.C.O.’s musical renegades on a journey to the outer limits of sound as we discover the alien harmonies hidden amongst the echoes! The Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra presents their latest concoction: “In a Large Reverberant Space.”  Here, the performance venue becomes an active part of the concert itself, enveloping the audience in an aura of sound. “In A Large Reverberant Space” pairs the music of American experimentalists Pauline Oliveros and James Tenney with E.L.C.O.’s signature art-pop selections, including new arrangements of Radiohead and melancholy bard Nick Drake. The evening also includes the premiere of Alan Tormey’s long-anticipated American Idyll, which we previewed at last year's Pittsburgh Festival of New Music.

performing on string bass

 

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Pitt cultural studies colloquium 2015
Apr
2
to Apr 3

Pitt cultural studies colloquium 2015

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Cultural Studies Colloquium with response by author Toby Miller

9-10:30am

Cathedral of Learning 1228

Panel: Art, Space and Belonging

Presentation of my conference paper "They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top: Julius Eastman, Tompkins Square Park and the Politics of Belonging" 

 

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