6:00pm — Visionary Youth Orchestra
7:00pm — Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl
8:00pm — Whit Dickey Trio
9:00pm — Women with an Axe to Grind
10:00pm — SPACE
Visionary Youth Orchestra
Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl
Mary Halvorson – Guitar
Amirtha Kidambi – Voice
Adam O’Farrill – Trumpet
Michael Formanek – Bass
Tomas Fujiwara – Drums
Whit Dickey Trio
Whit Dickey – Drums
Rob Brown – Alto Sax
Michael Bisio – Bass
Women with an Axe to Grind
Patricia Nicholson – Dance
Nicole Mitchell – Flute
Joëlle Léandre – Bass
Melanie Dyer – Viola
Roscoe Mitchell – Woodwinds
Scott Robinson – Multi-instrumentalist
Thomas Buckner – Baritone
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.
This second night features Mary Halvorson’s new group Code Girl; the free improvising Whit Dickey trio; dancer Patricia Nicholson’s Women with an Axe to Grind; SPACE, featuring Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner, and Scott Robinson; and the Visionary Youth Orchestra, presenter Arts for Art’s improvising youth ensemble.
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.
The festival is made possible in part thanks to public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Support through New Music USA’s NYC New Music Impact Fund is made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund.