MATA Festival 2017 Finale Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Diversity is important to MATA, said Artistic Director Du Yun, and diversity beyond race: “diverse expression, style, and syntax of the musical language that we share.” To that end, MATA 2017’s festival finale “Dangerous Currents,” presented on April 29th, 2017 at The Kitchen, was a mature offering of inspiration, form, and content performed by Trinity Wall Street’s NOVUS NY and The Le Boeuf Brothers jazz quintet. Dramatized speech, bird sound imitation, and formal play emerged as trends of the evening, while extended techniques and the omnipresent accordion appeared in more refined form.