With Keith Fullerton Whitman (electronics), David Grubbs (guitar), Eli Keszler (drums, percussion, and electronics), Okkyung Lee (cello), Nate Wooley (trumpet) and C. Spencer Yeh (violin and voice).
1+2+3 is an afternoon-long event featuring six New York City-based improvising musicians in a choreography of solo, duo, and trio performances.
Real time is cheap, and improvisers are by nature expansive. Five decades after the changes wrought by the emergence of free jazz and improvised musics, improvisation is crucial to the working methodology of all stripes of musicians prone to experiment. It’s part of the day-to-day operation of saying yes to playing with folks you respect and admire and definitely wouldn’t mind spending time with, and as a practice it has never seemed less ideological.
Mark Beasley, Guest Curator MoMA PS1, will provide the musicians with an itinerary of performing combinations at the start of the event.
This event is presented in conjunction with Greater New York.