“Dred Violin” is an exploration of “life as a (black) violinist and composer, told through the use and integration of ancient Greek mythology and folklore, re-told through the use of the contemporary languages of jazz, hip-hop, soul and electro-acoustic concert music.” Computer-assisted sounds in combination with live vocal, acoustic and electronic violin in a work that examines the artifacts of culture, and how we might be understood using only its remains: words, writings, music. “Let me make the songs of a nation and I care not who makes its laws.” Supported by an Emerging Artist Commission from the Jerome Foundation.
Daniel Bernard Roumain
Saturday, October 26, 2002. 9:00 am
Daniel Bernard Roumain at Roulette 2002