Henry Threadgill and Ensemble Zooid play Wesleyan, with an opening talk by Anthony Braxton.
Friday, February 6, 8pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm
by Professor of Music Anthony Braxton
Tickets: $21 A, $18 B, $6 C
On the cutting edge of music for the past 25 years, Henry Threadgill freely incorporates his expertise in jazz, gospel, blues and marching bands in a mix with various world musics. He views these elements as evolutionary, using past ideas as ingredients rather than foundations for musical synthesis. Zooid is Threadgill’s all-acoustic band, which heavily features stringed instruments. A “zooid” is an organic cell capable of independent movement or one of several cells forming a colony. Threadgill’s Zooid can move as a group and then a moment later become the stage for any player’s voice to sound independently. Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies.