ERIC DOLPHY FREEDOM OF SOUND

ERIC DOLPHY: FREEDOM OF SOUND

1-2 Jun, 2024

ERIC DOLPHY: FREEDOM OF SOUND

Time Sat Jun 01 2024 at 06:00 pm to Sun Jun 02 2024 at 07:30 pm
(GMT-04:00)

New School Tishman Auditorium, 63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003, United States

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In 2014, Seed Artists produced an historic celebration of visionary multi-instrumentalist and composer Eric Dolphy, whose tragic death in 1964, at just 36, left the jazz world wondering, “What if?”


On June 1-2, in partnership with The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School, another remarkable slate of artists will celebrate Dolphy’s singular voice from novel and compelling perspectives.


Some will use unfinished, never-heard Dolphy compositions from the Library of Congress to create new works of their own. Nicole Mitchell/Craig Taborn and Matthew Shipp/Rob Brown will explore Dolphy’s little-known secret jam sessions with Cecil Taylor. (A true thing!) Don Byron will lead a quartet of bass clarinetists on the instrument that Dolphy revolutionized in jazz. The Dolphy Trio will create new music on his three primary instruments–flute, alto sax, bass clarinet. Angelica Sanchez will present Geri Allen’s epic “Celebration Suite for Eric Dolphy”—performed only once, 35 years ago. From dance to string quartet, to solo sets from the brilliant Patricia Brennan (vibes/electronics) and the ever-adventurous guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, artists will imagine in their own voices what Dolphy might have done had he not died so young.


And we will feature a New School performance group taught by our own Pheeroan akLaff, fresh off a class created just for this festival.


Dr. James Newton--Dolphy scholar and flutist extraordinaire--will lead a symposium on Dolphy’s life and music, and a listening session with visual artist and jazz historian Peter Bodge. We are excited and honored to celebrate Dolphy’s musical genius, his humanity, and his legacy.


Stay tuned for personnel updates--the Geri Allen ensemble is going to be something else--and messages from the artists and from Seed staff.


Email us at aW5mbyB8IHNlZWRhcnRpc3RzICEgb3Jn to get on our mailing list.


And please pass along the festival info to your Dolphy-loving friends.


See you at The New School.


DOLPHY!

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Date & Time

Sat Jun 01 2024 at 06:00 pm to Sun Jun 02 2024 at 07:30 pm
(GMT-04:00)

Location

New School Tishman Auditorium, 63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003, United States

Hosted by

Seed Artists ✅