Fred Moten & Brandon Lopez

Friday, October 18, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

The bassist-improviser and former Roulette Awarded Artist Brandon Lopez and poet-scholar Fred Moten continue their years-long collaboration. This performance celebrates and expands on their 2022 LP release on Reading Group with drummer Gerald Cleaver.


Fred Moten and Brandon Lopez have been playing music together since 2018. They recently collaborated in June 2024 at the Silo City Reading Series (an immersive, multidisciplinary event at a complex of grain silos along the Buffalo River) in Buffalo, NY. In 2022 they released their album with drummer Gerald Cleaver on Reading Group.
The inimitable poet, theorist, critic, and 2020 MacArthur Fellow Fred Moten is a cultural theorist and poet creating new conceptual spaces that accommodate emergent forms of Black cultural production, aesthetics, and social life.
Brandon Lopez is a Puerto Rican/American bassist, composer, and improviser working at the fringes of contemporary music. His playing has led him to work with the luminaries of the contemporary avant garde like Fred Moten, Gerald Cleaver, and John Zorn. He was a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic and has been the recipient of numerous awards by organizations like the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Jerome Foundation.

Fred Moten & Brandon Lopez

Friday, October 18, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

The bassist-improviser and former Roulette Awarded Artist Brandon Lopez and poet-scholar Fred Moten continue their years-long collaboration. This performance celebrates and expands on their 2022 LP release on Reading Group with drummer Gerald Cleaver.


Fred Moten and Brandon Lopez have been playing music together since 2018. They recently collaborated in June 2024 at the Silo City Reading Series (an immersive, multidisciplinary event at a complex of grain silos along the Buffalo River) in Buffalo, NY. In 2022 they released their album with drummer Gerald Cleaver on Reading Group.
The inimitable poet, theorist, critic, and 2020 MacArthur Fellow Fred Moten is a cultural theorist and poet creating new conceptual spaces that accommodate emergent forms of Black cultural production, aesthetics, and social life.
Brandon Lopez is a Puerto Rican/American bassist, composer, and improviser working at the fringes of contemporary music. His playing has led him to work with the luminaries of the contemporary avant garde like Fred Moten, Gerald Cleaver, and John Zorn. He was a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic and has been the recipient of numerous awards by organizations like the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Jerome Foundation.