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Ken Vandermark

Ken Vandermark's Made to Break ensemble

7 pm discussion
8 pm concert

MacArthur Fellow and Chicago jazz legend Ken Vandermark premieres a piece inspired by the Barnes collection with his latest and most radical ensemble, Made to Break. Inspired by elements of Ethiopian music, Dutch group The Ex, the New Music concepts of John Cage and Morton Feldman, and jazz and improvised music history, Vandermark has devised a compositional framework that engages and complements Dr. Barnes’s peculiar personal curatorial philosophy. Before the show, ticketholders are invited to join Vandermark and Blake Bradford, the Barnes Foundation’s Bernard C. Watson Director of Education, for a discussion on Vandermark’s composing practices and how they relate to Dr. Barnes’s curatorial vision.

Ken Vandermark, reeds; Devin Hoff, electric bass; Tim Daisy, drums; and Christof Kurzmann, electronics [lloopp]

April 21, 2014
7–9:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $20; members $15

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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