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Source: Ars Nova Workshop.

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 7PM
MILFORD GRAVES:
A MIND-BODY DEAL
BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION
WITH SHAHZAD ISMAILY

Join Ars Nova Workshop as we celebrate the long-awaited release of Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal (Inventory Press), a beautiful new catalogue of the museum exhibition commemorating the life and work of the iconoclastic artist Milford Graves. The catalogue features contributions from Fred Moten, William Parker, moor mother, and many others.

Renowned multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, a longtime collaborator and friend of Prof. Graves, will share music and remembrances in a special performance at Solar Myth (1131 S. Broad Street) on Friday, December 23. This is a free event.

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 8PM
BILL NACE & SUSAN ALCORN
RECORD RELEASE CELEBRATION

Ars Nova Workshop presents a duo performance by experimental guitarist Bill Nace and pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, commemorating the release of Through a Room, Nace’s latest LP on Drag City, at Solar Myth (1131 S. Broad Street) on Thursday, December 29. Tickets are only $10.

Nace has collaborated with Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, Yoko Ono, Okkyung Lee, and Kim Gordon. With Gordon, Nace is part of the extraordinary electric guitar duo Body/Head. Though known for her solo work, Alcorn has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros, Ken Vandermark, Evan Parker, Mary Halvorson, and many others.