Vision Festival 2001 - Marshall Allen gig + Edward English's Ra
Vision Festival 2001 - Marshall Allen gig + Edward English's Ra
Hi there. Arts for Art (a nonprofit organization for whom I do volunteer work) has announced the schedule for this year's Vision Festival, which is copied below. Of interest to Saturnites would be the Marshall Allen / Sunny=
Murray gig on May 24 and the screening of Edward English's "Spaceways" film on June 2. I hope lots of you will be able to make it out.
There may be slight fluctuations in this schedule, but most of this is prett= y set. Updates will be posted periodically at http://www.visionfestival.org
Sixth Annual Vision Festival 2001 A Vision Against Violence The AvantJazz Festival schedule as of 03/29/01
Knitting Factory - 74 Leonard Street Thursday, May 24 Main Space 7:00 Jarman Invocation 7:30 Latasha Natasha Diggs / Ori Kaplan 8:00 Marshall Allen / Sunny Murray / bass 9:30 Joe Morris / Timo Shanko / Jerome Deupree 10:30 David S. Ware / Rashied Ali 11:30 Sewelsonics: Dave Sewelson / Joe Ruddick / Dave Hofstra / Walter Perkins Old Office 9:00 Jerome Cooper Solo 11:00 William Hooker Quintet / Lewis Barnes / Charles Compo Mark Hennen / Louis Belogenis Knitactive 8:30 Video & Words (social Justice): former Yugoslavia
Friday, May 25 Main Space 7:30 Steve Dalachinsky 8:00 Kali Z. Fasteau / Mixashawn Rozie / Newman Taylor-Baker 9:30 Dave Burrell solo piano 10:30 Sonny Simmons Ensemble 11:30 Whit Dickey Ensemble / Matthew Shipp / Rob Brown Old Office 9:00 Bern Nix / Bill Zola / Adrian Valosin 11:00 TBA Knitactive 8:30 Poetry Slam
Saturday, May 26 Main Space 7:30 Poet Tracie Morris 8:00 Khan Jamal w/ Jemeel Moondoc / Dylan Taylor / Dwight James 9:00 Milford Graves Ensemble / Oseiko DanEL-Diaz / Tony Larokko / Joe Rigby=
(partially sponsored by ICMASS) 10:30 Maria Mitchell / Rene McLean 11:30 Karl Berger "Conversations" with Carlos Ward / Dave Holland / Mark Feldman Ingrid Sertso / Ray Anderson / James "Blood" Ulmer Old Office 10:00 Noumenal Lingam: Thomas Stanley / F. Vattel Cherry / Chris Downing Bobby Hill / Herman Patterson / Shu-ni Tsou / Paula Stanley 11:00 TBA Knitactive 8:30 Video & Words (Social Justice): Prisons
Sunday, May 27 Main Space 7:30 Edwin Torres poet 8:00 Billy Bang's Vision Strings w/ Mat Maneri / Sonya Robinson / Naoko Ono / Okkyung Lee / Shiau-Shu Yu / Juini Booth / Todd Nicholson / Joe Fonda / Robert Zantay / Abbey Radar 9:00 Louis Moholo / Badal Roy / Oliver Lake 10:00 Reggie Workman / Andy Bemke / Dean Bowman / Elizabeth Panzer / Nioka Workman / Tapan Modak Old Office 9:30 Marco Eneidi, Spirit & Jessica Loos 11:00 Chris Jonas' Sun Spits Cherries Quartet: Joe Fiedler Christopher Washburne / Andrew Barker Knitactive 8:30 Dance / Music Duos ,Christine Coppola Maneri & Mat Maneri / Nami Yamamoto & Matt Heyner / Gloria McLean & Juini Booth / Julia Wilkins & Justice X
Monday, May 28 - Rev. Frank Wright Memorial Day Main Space 7:30 John Ferris 8:00 Ahmed Abdullah NAM Alex Harding / Masa Kamaguchi / Jimmy Weinstein 9:30 Kidd Jordan / Louis Moholo / William Parker 10:30 Frank Wright Group: Alan Silva / Noah Howard / Bobby Few 11:30 Rashied Ali Quintet / Frank Lowe / Jumaane Smith /Andrew Bemkey / Joris Teepe Old Office 9:00 Karen Borca Quartet / Rob Brown / Reggie Workman / Pheeroan akLaff 11:00 Mixashawn Quartet / Rick Rozie / Bill Arnold / Warren Byrd / Mixashawn Rozie Knitactive 8:30 Video & Words (social Justice): Africa
Tuesday, May 29 Main Space 7:30 Nadine Mozon 8:00 Thomas Buckner / Roscoe Mitchell 9:30 C/D/E: Cyrille, Dresser & Ehrlich 10:30 Rufus Harley / Massiah Harley / Joshua Yalkin / Emmanuel Thompson / Rick Tate 11:30 Tim Berne's Hard Cell / Craig Taborn / Gerald Cleaver Old Office 9:00 TBA 11:00 Gold Sparkle Trio: Charles Waters / Andrew Barker / Adam Roberts Knitactive 8:30 Video & Words (social Justice) Iraq Sanctions
Wednesday, May 30 Main Space 7:30 Poet 8:00 Visions Orchestra: Works by Warren Smith & Steve Swell 9:30 Malachi Favors solo 10:30 Ellen Christi / William Parker / Hamid Drake 11:30 Alan Silva / Sabir Mateen / Jackson Krall Old Office 9:00 Assif Tsahar / Hamid Drake 11:00 Oscar Noriega / Drew Gress / Mike Sarin Knitactive 8:30 Dance/Music Duos: Patricia Nicholson & Joseph Jarman / K.J. Holmes & trumpet / Olase Freeman & Cooper-Moore / Treva Offutt & Patrick Ssenjovu
Thursday, May 31 Main Space 7:30 Ishle Park 8:00 Oluyemi Thomas / Ijeoma Thomas/Wilber Morris / Michael Wimberly 9:30 Jin Hi Kim / William Parker / Oliver Lake / Gunda Gottschalk 10:30 Fred Anderson / Hamid Drake / William Parker 11:30 Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures / Hamid Drake / Ralph Jones/ Oguri Old Office 9:00 Ori Kaplan Quartet: Steve Swell / Tom Abbs / Geoff Mann 11:00 Be=F9 Be=F9: Serge Pesce/ Jean-Luc Danna/ Baba Sanou/ Nazou Sanou Knitactive 8:30 Video & Words (social Justice): Colombia
Friday, June 1 Main Space 7:30 David Budbill 8:00 Jemeel Moondoc Jus Grew Orchestra: Nathan Breedlove /Roy Campbell Jr./=
Bern Nix / Tyron Hill / Steve Swell/ Zane Massey / Michael Marcus John Voigt / Gerald Cleaver 9:30 Peter Brotzmann / William Parker / Michael Wertmuller 10:30 Sirone Trio 11:30 Thomas Abbs / Chad Taylor / Roy Campbell Old Office 9:00 Trio Viriditas: Wilber Morris / Alfred Harth / Kevin Norton 11:00 Bill Cole Ensemble / Warren Smith / Joseph Daley / William Parker Cooper-Moore / Sam Furnace / Atticus Cole Knitactive 8:30 Poetry Slam
Saturday, June 2 Main Space 8:00 Jayne Cortez / Fire Eaters 9:30 Rob Brown / William Parker / Warren Smith 10:30 Amiri Baraka 11:30 Other Dimensions in Music: Roy Campbell / Daniel Carter/ William Parker/ Rashied Bakr Old Office 9:00 Dave Brandt Transcendentalists /Daniel Carter / Steve Swell / Tom Abbs=
11:00 Raphe Malik Quartet /Sabir Mateen / Larry Roland / Warren Smith Knitactive 8:30 Dance/Music Duos Sabir & Makiko / Wildflowers Oguri & Adam Rudolph / Jon Freeman & Tom Buckner / Mickey Davidson &
Orensanz Art Center - 172 Norfolk Street Wednesday, June 6 7:00 Joe Maneri Trio / Mat Maneri / Randy Peterson & Christine Coppola-Maneri dance 8:00 Peter Kowald 9:00 Yo La Tengo + Daniel Carter / Sabir Mateen / Roy Campbell 10:00 Joe McPhee Trio X / Dominic Duvall / Jay Rosen
Thursday, June 7 (Co-Presented by The Cooler) 7:00 Poet Mike Ladd 7:30 Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio: Hamid Drake / William Parker and Aleta Hayes dance 8:45 X-ecutioners Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, Roc Raida,Total Eclipse 10:00 William Parker Quintet with Rob Brown, Lewis Barnes, Hamid Drake and guest Clyde Kerr
Friday June 8 7:00 Poet Reg E. Gains 7:30 David S. Ware Quartet / Matthew Shipp/ William Parker/ Guillermo E. Brown 8:30 Patricia Nicholson / William Parker / Billy Bang 9:30 Chan Marshall 10:30 Matthew Shipp Quartet / Wadada Leo Smith /William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Vision Film Series @ Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue (corner of 2nd Avenue + 2nd Street) Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3
The Vision Festival is the world's premier avant jazz celebration. This year, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, we inaugurate an accompanying film series. In the wake of - shall we say - rather valid criticism of Ken Burns' Jazz, a few gaps in the living story are here filled, and some of the better questions answered.
PROGRAM #1 - SATURDAY, JUNE 2 @ 3pm
Moira Tierney The Boys Are Back In Town 2000, 1 minute, 16mm An eye-level audience account of the Cecil Taylor and Max Roach concert held=
on the lawn at Columbia University last summer, shot in beautiful black and white.
Ebba Jahn Rising Tones Cross 1984, 120 minutes Partly filmed during the Sound Unity Festival of 1984 - the predecessor of the Vision Festival - this film is a very fine documentation of the same, as=
well as an intimate documentary of "pre-discovery" CHARLES GAYLE. Features interviews with WILLIAM PARKER and PETER KOWALD, and performance footage of groups led by Parker, Kowald, CHARLES TYLER, DON CHERRY, BILLY BANG, JEMEEL MOONDOC, and PETER BR=F6TZMANN (with Br=F6tzmann, Gayle, David S. Ware, and Frank Wright on tenor simultaneously!)
PROGRAM #2 - SATURDAY, JUNE 2 @ 5pm
Coco Schrijber In Motion 1994, 18 minutes, 16mm Mid-town Manhattan filmed at night while riding in a cab driven by David S. Ware, who simultaneously expounds on his philosophy of creativity. Music by the David S. Ware Quartet.
Robert Fenz Vertical Air 27 minutes VERTICAL AIR, a film and music collaboration, creates a sensorial testimony of the democratic ideal through the exploration of the distinct relationship=
between sound and image, using iconic American imagery, graphic abstraction and a powerful piece of music composed by jazz innovator Wadada Leo Smith.
Edward English with Sun Ra Spaceways color, sound, 18 min. Mysterious film by the interstellar man of mystery, putatively made in 1968 in collaboration with the Arkestra mastermind himself.
PROGRAM #3 - SUNDAY, JUNE 3 @ 3pm
Patrick A. Gaucher Continuum: Why The Jazz Establishment Can't Hold Down Matthew Shipp 2001, 50 minutes "CONTINUUM is a musically interlaced tour, through the time & space germinating a musician. While nurturing his music, Matthew Shipp pumps his DNA through tiny arteries of communication, to an audience tourniqueted by dogged, corporate ideas of jazz." -Patrick A. Gaucher
Harry Smith Mirror Animations 10 1/2 minutes, "An exposition of Buddhism and the Kaballa in the form of a collage. The final scene shows Aquaric mushrooms (not in No. 11) growing on the moon while the Hero and Heroine row by on a cerebrum." =96 Harry Smith The soundtrack for this journey is "Misterioso" as performed by Thelonious Monk.
PROGRAM #4 - SUNDAY, JUNE 3 @ 5pm
Elliot Jokelson Mesmerized 10 minutes, video. An intimate walk through the woods with Roswell Rudd and his trombone. Former sideman for Steve Lacy and Archie Shepp, not to mention one of the original members of the New York Art Quartet, Rudd demonstates his technical prowess and quick wit for the camera.
Auguste Varkalis Bird 1997-2001, 8 minutes, 16mm. Renaissance Man Auguste Varkalis- painter, filmmaker, musician, poet- privileges us with a rare screening of this abstract peek at the face and essence of Charlie Parker. Live accompaniment will be provided by Daniel Carter and Sabir Mateen.
Michael Lucio Sternbach Down To The Crux 2000, 45 minutes, video Whatever Ken Burns might have to say on the subject, free jazz was one of the most important politically and socially aware art forms of the 1960s, and it remains so to this day. The development of free jazz in the 60s paralleled that of the civil rights movement and their histories are uniquely intertwined. Down To The Crux is a music documentary that moves beyond the sounds to examine the context within which they were created. Weaving together archival footage of protests and street riots with musical performances and interviews with the likes of William Paker, David S. Ware, Bill Dixon, Peter Br=F6tzmann, Alan Silva, Marshall Allen and Archie Shepp, Down To The Crux captures the art form's firey message of freedom and transcendance, and its attempts to break down both musical and social barriers.