Vision Festival: Irreversible Entanglements / Nasheet Waits / Matthew Shipp

25 May 2018

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Irreversible Entanglements, Nasheet Waits' Equality Quartet, and a new work by Matthew Shipp featured tonight at the Vision Festival.


7:00pm — Irreversible Entanglements
8:00pm — Douglas Dunn + Dancers
8:30pm — Nasheet Waits Equality
9:30pm — Tonya Foster
10:00pm — Matthew Shipp Acoustic Ensemble

Irreversible Entanglements
Camae Ayewa — Voice
Keir Neuringer — Alto Sax
Aquiles Navarro — Trumpet
Luke Stewart — Bass
Tcheser Holmes — Drums

Douglas Dunn + Dancers
Douglas Dunn + Dancers — Dance
Jason Kao Hwang — Violin
Anders Nilsson — Guitar
Michael TA Thompson — Drums

Nasheet Waits Equality
Nasheet Waits — Drums
Mark Helias — Bass
Darius Jones — Alto Sax
Aruan Ortiz — Piano

Tonya Foster — Poetry

Matthew Shipp Acoustic Ensemble
Matthew Shipp — Piano
Michael Bisio — Bass
Newman Taylor-Baker — Drums
Mat Maneri — Viola
Mateusz Walerian — Clarinet
Nate Wooley — Trumpet

The Vision Festival is a celebration of boundless improvised art. Now in its 23rd year, this festival of music, dance, poetry, and visual art is heralded as “one of New York’s most essential art events” (New York Times).  Legendary and emerging stars representing the free jazz, experimental, and avant-garde communities will perform 30 sets over six nights. Friday night features Irreversible Entanglements’ free jazz merged with the spoken word poetry of Moor Mother (Camae Ayewa); drummer Nasheet Waits leads his flagship Equality quartet; pianist Matthew Shipp premieres a new work for sextet, commissioned specially for Vision Festival: Inward Motion.

Founded in 1996, festival presenter Arts For Art (AFA) is a New York City based tax exempt organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of free jazz — an American indigenous art form in which improvisation is principle.

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