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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    leader In Memory of Things Yet Seen Clean Feed 2014 features a quartet well versed in the avant garde Bill McHenry on tenor saxophone Darius Jones on alto and drummer vibraphonist Chad Taylor with Branford Marsalis guesting on two tracks His bass playing on the record has been described as not unlike that of Howlin Wolf the legendary blues giant It is the primal force of the voice and soul which is manifest far from stylized sadness loneliness and a smoldering longing All About Jazz Pianist composer Kris Davis started playing piano at age 6 studying classical music through the Royal Conservatory in Canada She earned a bachelor s degree in Jazz Piano from the University of Toronto and attended the Banff Centre for the Arts jazz program in 1997 and 2000 The pianist received a Canada Council grant to relocate to New York and study composition with Jim McNeely then another to study extended piano techniques with Benoit Delbecq in Paris She holds a master s in Classical Composition from the City College of New York and she teaches at the School for Improvised Music Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene a deeply thoughtful resolutely individual artist who offers uncommon creative adventure JazzTimes The New York Times writes of Davis Her playing uses space and tension and contrast it always has an interior plan and doesn t leap at you to show you how hip it is It s very open but it comes with rules Her critically acclaimed group Capricorn Climber includes Ingrid Laubrock Mat Maneri Michael Formanek and Tom Rainey Davis has worked with Paul Motian Bill Frisell Tim Berne John Hollenbeck and Mary Halvorson Gerald Cleaver born in Detroit in 1963 began playing drums trumpet and violin

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/event/ars-nova-workshop-presents-eric-revis-trio/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    and integrating new ideas with moments in the legacy of jazz gospel experimentalism pop and African percussion through albums such as Black Unstoppable Delmark 2007 Awakening Delmark 2011 and Xenogenesis Suite A Tribute to Octavia Butler Firehouse 12 2008 which received commissioning support from Chamber Music America s New Jazz Works Mitchell formerly served as the first woman president of Chicago s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians AACM and has been a member since 1995 In recognition of her impact within the Chicago music and arts education communities she was named Chicagoan of the Year in 2006 by the Chicago Tribune Ms Mitchell is a recipient of the prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts 2011 and has been commissioned by Chicago s Museum of Contemporary Art among many others She is currently a Professor of Music teaching in the Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology ICIT program at the University of California Irvine Chicago based cellist composer and educator Tomeka Reid has been described as a remarkably versatile player Howard Reich Chicago Tribune Equally adept in classical and jazz contexts Ms Reid predominantly finds herself in experimental and improvisatory settings and composes for a wide range of instrumentation from big band to chamber ensemble Ms Reid s music combines her love for groove along with freer concepts Ms Reid is an integral part of Dee Alexander s Evolution Ensemble Nicole Mitchell s Black Earth Ensemble Mike Reed s Loose Assembly the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians AACM Great Black Music Ensemble and co leads the internationally recognized string trio Hear in Now with Italian bassist Silvia Bolognesi and New York violinist and vocalist Mazz Swift She has worked with Anthony Braxton George Lewis Roscoe Mitchell Jeb Bishop Myra Melford Fred Lonberg Holm Mary Halvorson Denis Fournier Edward

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/event/ars-nova-workshop-presents-nicole-mitchell-tomeka-reid-mike-reed-trio/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Ensemble Thursday March 5 2015 8 00PM See More Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Saturday February 28 2015 8 00PM to 10 00PM See More Liebesfreud Last Fridays Concert Friday February 27 2015 5 30 PM to 6 30 PM See More Beyond the Wall Community Discussion Wednesday February 25 2015 6 00 PM See More Ars Nova Workshop Presents Mostly Other People Do the Killing Friday February 20 2015 8

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/past-events/page/5/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    CaveCast is back to discuss New Order On the 17th the DJs bringing you the GONE party will be playing records and talking about New Order the band s roots influences and legacy from Madchester and britpop to the UK rave scene To punctuate the conversation there will be records playing simultaneously throughout the hour followed by a reception and dance party All attendees are welcome to bring their own

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/event/cavecast-013-new-order/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    but we decided it is time to do it again GONER GONEST We ll have two rooms of FORWARD DEEP and FREE music plus immersive video and lighting installations The party is called GONE There will be a room for dancing and a room for spacing There will be drinks but you can bring your own We will be partying in a very awesome hundred year old mansion Universal Cave

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/event/gone-2/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Back to Events Thursday September 12 2013 7 00pm Opening Reception The Way of Chopsticks Free Join us for the opening reception of The Way of Chopsticks by Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen on view at PAA from September 12 to December 29 2013 The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to present The Way of Chopsticks a site specific installation of innovative sculpture and video exploring domestic life modern family life and cultural shifts in contemporary China c reated by Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen two of China s most acclaimed contemporary artists The Philadelphia Art Alliance s former role as a private residence has inspired the internationally renowned Beijing based husband and wife artists to come to Philadelphia with their 11 year old daughter Song ErRui to create a new series of their famous chopstick sculptures as well as a dual screen video installation that explores the evolution of family dynamics from 1970s China under Mao Zedong to the only child oriented present day From a familial cultural and generational perspective The Way of Chopsticks explores this significant cultural shift toward a nation of individuals using a domestic setting to explore these complex ideas Read more about The Way

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/event/opening-reception-the-way-of-chopsticks/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    the work of artists and designers from Lithuania in a survey of contemporary textiles co organized by PAA Curator Sarah Archer and Egle Ganda Bagdoniene Vice Rector at the Academy of Arts in Vilnius Two different beers will be available from Švyturys the oldest operating brewery in Lithuania More Here Emily Spivack Sentimental Value Emily Spivack recognized a new vernacular mode of expression emerging in the stories that accompany some

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/event/opening-reception-summer/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    00pm the Philadel phia Art Allian ce will celebrate the conclusion of Left To Your One Device The Tool at Hand Challen ge Selected entries will be on display throughout the building The winn ing artists will be awarded prizes and hands on experi ences from t he Clay Studio the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym the West Philly Tool Library Artists Craftsmen and more Ther e will be a special musical

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/event/left-to-your-one-device-contest-reception/ (2016-02-12)
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