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Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE


Photo by Scott Groller

Photo by Scott Groller

Friday, December 15
Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:00pm
One day admission $40: registration

Saturday, December 16
1:00pm – 3:00pm Seminar
Special event admission $50: registration

Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:00pm
One day admission $40: registration

2-day Festival Pass
$70 General / $60 Members: member login or guest registration

A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith.  It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works. 

CREATE occurs annually in New Haven, CT during the month of April, and later in the year in other regions in the United States. There, CREATE incorporates a community of musicians in those selected sites. Also, each festival opens with young developing artist’ ensemble, who are assigned to compose a new work to be premiered at CREATE.

Our outreach program for young children and young developing artists takes place through the production of performances and workshops in local nursery schools, kindergarten schools and neighborhood schools of music.  All this is made possible with the support of The Doris Duke Artist Award of 2016-2019.
 

Friday, December 15

Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:00pm

Lamar Smith / Hardedge / Pheeroan akLaff: New Piece / South Central L.A.

Lamar Smith: guitar
Hardedge: soundesign
Pheeroan akLaff: drums

Wadada Leo Smith: Silence

Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
David Leikam: Moog synthesizer
Anthony Davis: piano

RedKoral Quartet: Pacifica, String Quartet No. 12B  

RedKoral Quartet
Shalini Vijayan: violin
Mona Thian: violin
Andrew McIntosh: viola
Ashley Walters: cello
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Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Hardedge: soundesign

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Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden QuintetAmerica’s National Parks (New Orleans The National Culture Park USA 1718; Eileen Jackson Southern, 1920-2002 A Literary National Park; Yellowstone The First National Park and the Spirit of America – The Mountains, Super-Volcano Caldera and Its Ecosystem 1872)

Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Anthony Davis: piano
Ashley Walters: cello
John Lindberg: bass
Pheeroan akLaff: drums
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Jesse Gilbert – video artist
 

Saturday, December 16

1:00pm – 3:00pm Seminar
Ankhrasmation Symbolic Language Scores
Talk + coffee
 

Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:00pm

Wadada Leo Smith: Earth

Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Motoko Honda: piano
Soo Yeon Lyuh: haegeum
William Winant: percussion

ROVA: Saxophone Quartet No. 1: Ma’d-Din, in memory of Sufi Master, Cerno Bokar Saalif Taal

Bruce Ackley: soprano & tenor saxophones
Larry Ochs: tenor & sopranino saxophones
Jon Raskin: baritone, alto & sopranino saxophones
Steve Adams: alto & sopranino saxophones

Wadada Leo Smith’s PacificaKoral Reef

Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Henry Kaiser: guitar
John Lindberg: bass

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Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden QuintetAmerica’s National Parks America’s National Parks
(The Mississippi River Dark and Deep Dreams Flow the River – a National Memorial Park c. 5000 BC; Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks The Giant Forest, Great Canyon, Cliffs, Peaks, Waterfalls and Cave Systems 1890; Yosemite The Glaciers, the Falls, the Wells and the Valley of Goodwill 1890)

Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Anthony Davis: piano
Ashley Walters: cello
John Lindberg: bass
Pheeroan akLaff: drums
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Jesse Gilbert – video artist