Wadada Leo Smith, Vision, from Kosmic Music, n.d.
Music & Performance

Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg in Concert

Thursday Jun 23, 2016 7:30 PM This is a past program

The scores of Made in L.A. 2016 artist Wadada Leo Smith are composed in the musical language of Ankrasmation, figuring as both aesthetic objects and musical roadmaps that encourage their performers to think deeply about improvisation as a resistance to classical notation. Bassist John Lindberg, a frequent collaborator who has been described as an unheralded master of modern jazz, joins Smith for a performance of Smith’s spontaneous existential compositions, along with projections by video artist Jesse Gilbert.

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