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Matana Roberts: Coin Coin: The Remix

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Matana Roberts has been working for the past eight years on a musical and visual work-in-progress she terms Coin Coin, exploring themes of history, memory and ancestry. This innovative work has forged new conceptual approaches to considering narrativity, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures. At The Kitchen she presents Coin Coin: The Remix, a new consideration of her recent solo release in the series, River Run Thee, where she will be exploring her ongoing interest in sound/moving image mixology, ephemeral collage, improvisation and durational experimentation for the sake of experimentation first and foremost; Roberts will be joined by the drummer and percussionist Tomas Fujiwara with video work conceived by Daniel Marcellus Givens. These two evenings will offer very rare reworked glimpses of the newest chapter as it relates to the past two chapters of the work (Coin Coin Chapter 1: Gens des Coleur Libre, and Coin Coin Chapter 2: Mississippi Moonchile) and the current direction of Roberts’ compositional process. This two-night residency will also be in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking series. Each evening will end with a discussion led by critic Seth Colter Walls. Curated by Matthew Lyons.

May 29–30, 8pm
Tickets $15

Matana Roberts: Coin Coin was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit the project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/matana-roberts-coin-coin/

Annual music program support at The Kitchen provided by The Amphion Foundation, Inc., and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Jason Fulford

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