Music Program
 


Monday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m.

$15 general admission, $12 students/seniors, $10 members

William Parker & Patricia Nicholson Parker

Studies in Freedom


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William Parker: contrabass, winds, voice
Patricia Nicholson Parker: dance, voice

"Studies in Freedom combines music, words and dance to tell a story of the collective heart yearning for Freedom. It expresses our greatest visions, our desire to attain what is best not only for ourselves, but for all. We will speak in the language of physical gesture and the motion of energy as music and as dance. We will use words that escape from our souls to speak of our hearts."

NYC creative power-couple bassist-composer William Parker and dancer-choreographer Patricia Nicholson Parker, do not mince words when it comes to artistic vision. In a 2008 interview in All About Jazz, Nicholson says "We need to take our visions seriously. The idea is to give birth to your own vision, and make it a reality in this world…So when you have a brilliant and beautiful idea you should try to make it happen. You should take it out of the world of dreams and you should bring it into the world of reality because we need them."

Early in their careers, Nicholson and Parker created a huge repertoire of composed music for multiple ensembles, directing and organizing "A Thousand Cranes Peace Opera," for the opening of the UN Special Sessions on Disarmament and working with bassist Peter Kowald to help organize the artist-run Sound Unity Festivals between 1984 and 1988. Nicholson successfully initiated the Improvisers Collective, which morphed into the Vision Festival, and together they have worked meticulously to bring the Vision Festival to New York for the over 20 years. Parker emphasizes performance and Nicholson works tirelessly behind the scenes ... continue reading >>

 
 
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