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Wadada Leo Smith. Photo: Michael Jackson

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Wadada Leo Smith Performance


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03/12/2022 00:00 03/12/2022 23:45 Europe/London Wadada Leo Smith Performance Event DetailsSaturday, December 3, 2022, 2 pmDia Beacon 3 Beekman Street Beacon, New York Free with museum admission. Event sold out. Waiting list on the day of the performance. Provoked by the formal qualities of Jack Whitten’s art, and to honor the artist’s lifelong interest in experimental music, Dia has invited trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith to musically interpret Whitten’s Greek Alphabet paintings on view at Dia Beacon. This rare performance by one of the foremost figures in contemporary music will take place in the museum galleries. Wadada Leo Smith is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. For five decades he has been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Smith’s notational system for improvisation in an ensemble context, which he calls Ankhrasmation, has been critical to his music and work as an educator and ensemble leader. His music philosophy is detailed in his book notes (8 pieces), source a new world music: creative music, first published in 1973. From 1994–2013, Smith was on the faculty of the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Santa Clarita, where he was the director of the African American Improvisational Music program. He earned an honorary doctorate from CalArts, where he was also celebrated as Faculty Emeritus. Smith’s honors include the Mohn Career Achievement Award for Made in L.A. 2016 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and a Doris Duke Artist Award (2016); he was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music (2013). In 2017 DownBeat magazine’s 65th Annual Critics Poll placed him first in the categories of Jazz Artist, Trumpet, and Jazz Album (America’s National Parks). Dia Beacon TURE DD/MM/YYYY Wadada Leo Smith Performance
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Hudson Valley Free Day


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26/12/2022 00:00 26/12/2022 23:45 Europe/London Hudson Valley Free Day Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. In observance of Christmas Day, the last Sunday in December, Dia Beacon will be closed. Hudson Valley Free Day will instead be on Monday, December 26. The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester. Please contact 845 231 0811 or tickets@diaart.org to reserve tickets. Hudson Valley Free Days at Dia Beacon are made possible by Charlie Pohlad.     Dia Beacon TURE DD/MM/YYYY Hudson Valley Free Day

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