November 24, 2020, 8pm
Sonic Legacies and Afro-Futures
For her third conversation, Jackie Wang will bring together electronic musician Moor Mother (Camae Dennis of the Black Quantum Futurism Collective) and harpist Brandee Younger, both artists that truly contain multitudes. Brandee Younger is a performer, composer, educator, and concert curator, who works in both jazz and classical traditions, bringing together influences as varied as Carlos Salzedo, Dorothy Ashby, and Alice Coltrane. Moor Mother has described her music as "low fi/dark rap/chill step/ blk girl blues/witch rap/coffee shop riot gurl songs/southern girl dittys/black ghost songs." Topics covered in this conversation include their paths to music-making, their philosophies of sound, their relationship to their instruments, and the musical legacies that influence their work.
Artists Space Dialogues is an ongoing series in which an invited curator brings together influential figures in contemporary art and culture to join them in a series of three in-depth public discussions. Our fall series is organized by Jackie Wang, a black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, musician, and author of Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018).
This program will be streamed online via Zoom as part of Artists Space Dialogues.