Mikrokosmos – Steffani Jemison and…

Mikrokosmos – Steffani Jemison and Justin Hicks

de Appel, Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam

Participants are welcome to bring an unamplified musical instrument or sound maker if they would like, but this is not required. There will be listening, there will be movement, and there will be music-making. We conceive Mikrokosmos as a project of musical “study without end” ('Debt and Study', e-flux.com, Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, 2010), and this workshop is an opportunity to study with us. 

Voice Workshop: 17:00 - 18:45
Performance & Record Launch: 19:00 
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Ahead of the exhibition 'Decoders - Recorders' by Steffani Jemison and Samson Young planned in collaboration with, and at Looiersgracht 60, artist Steffani Jemison will be joined by composer Justin Hicks for a workshop culminating in a one-night performance of their ongoing project “Mikrokosmos,” which takes songs from the black American songbook and re-composes them according to different musical pedagogical programs and contexts, such as the Solfege system, the Kodaly method, and the choral methodologies of the black American church. This performance will also be a record release event for Another time, this time, one time, the first Mikrokosmos LP. Another time, this time, one time recomposes radical songwriter Gil Scott-Heron’s album We Almost Lost Detroitwhich casts his songs as tools for “articulating revolutionary melancholy.” 
RSVP for the workshop, performance and record launch: reservations@deappel.nl
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