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Conference language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès

Be not afeard: language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès
Conference
Senate House, London 24–25 April 2017
Thomas Adès has drawn attention to the ‘mysterious thing that happens when you set actions to music: a third shape that emerges when something non-visual like a musical score is acted out by people moving on a stage’. This conference will explore Adès’s three operatic shapes of music, text, and performative realisation through the lenses of language and cultural memory. Conference language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès weiterlesen

Laboratory For Freedoms Presents

Reverend SekouLaboratory For Freedoms Presents
Music by Reverend Sekou and The Seal Breakers
Sunday, April 2, 4:30 p.m.
MoMA PS1

During the first 100 days of the new Presidential administration, MoMA PS1 is hosting Laboratory For Freedoms, a residency with the artist-run “super PAC” For Freedoms. As part of VW Sunday Sessions, For Freedoms presents a live concert by Reverend Sekou and The Seal Breakers. Noted activist, author, documentary filmmaker and theologian Reverend Sekou is a third generation Pentecostal preacher. For this performance, Sekou is joined by The Seal Breakers—a Brooklyn-based twelve piece band with five horns and a Hammond B3 organ—for a concert celebrating love, truth, and moral defiance inspired by protest music from African American church traditions. Laboratory For Freedoms Presents weiterlesen

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A Century Of Funk Rufus Thomas At 100

A Century Of Funk Rufus Thomas At 100
March 23, 2017 – August 31, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 7 PM
LIVE MUSIC BY THE STAX MUSIC ACADEMY
Had it not been for Stax Records founder meeting Memphis music icon Rufus Thomas soon after he started his fledgling Satellite Records in 1957, Stax Records might never have become the soul and R&B powerhouse that it came to be. Having moved into the old movie theater at 926 E. McLemore Avenue to record country and rockabilly music, it was Rufus Thomas and his daughter Carla Thomas who opened Stewart’s eyes to R&B music with their regional Satellite hit, “Cause I Love You.” A Century Of Funk Rufus Thomas At 100 weiterlesen