Vision Festival: Irreversible Entanglements / Nasheet Waits / Matthew Shipp

Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Tickets: $40 Online
Doors 6:00pm
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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.

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.