A Performance by Ensemble 20+
March 3, 2:00 pm
The DePaul School of Music’s Ensemble 20+ presents a concert entitled Improvisations: music in the US radical tradition, in honor of Barbara Jones-Hogu. In conjunction with the DePaul Art Museum exhibition Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite 1968-1975, the ensemble will perform a selection of work by George Lewis and Anthony Braxton, contemporaries of Jones-Hogu. Lewis and Braxton are long-time members of the influential Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, an organization founded on Chicago’s south side in the 1960s with close ties to AfriCOBRA, an artist collective co-founded by Jones-Hogu. Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 46, composed in 1975, is contemporaneous with works in the exhibition. George Lewis’s Artificial Life 2007, a much later composition, reflects the relevance of techniques developed by the AACM to more recent experimental music. Also on the program is The Witness, a Deep Listening composition by Pauline Oliveros, a pioneering figure in female avant-garde music, who, like Jones-Hogu, passed away not long ago.
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