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How Jason Moran Amplifies Art and Jazz

March 26th, 2018 · Comments

American virtuoso Jason Moran is a genius jazz pianist known for performing experimental compositions in collaborative projects with visual artists—among them, Joan JonasLorna SimpsonGlenn Ligon and Adrian Piper. For the 56th Venice Art Biennale, artistic director Okui Enwezor invited Jason to stage and animate two sound environments. The multi-faceted artist brings the full range of his creative practice into play for his first museum show at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis this year. In our conversation, Jason Moran shares the discoveries he made while realizing recent collaborations with artists Julie Mehretu and Kara Walker.

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio courtesy Jason Moran: Summon, Katastrof Karavan, Three Deuces, He Puts on His Coat and Leaves

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · sound art · sonic environment · Kara Walker · Jazz · black culture · podcast · performance · art podcast · creativity · history · venice art biennale · exhibition

Fresh Talk: Creative Time with Kara Walker

May 29th, 2014 · Comments

This Fresh Talk episode features A Subtlety, American artist Kara Walker’s first ever public art installation. Creative Time, an organization that produces public art projects internationally, invited the artist to respond to the history of the abandoned Domino sugar refinery in Brooklyn. A Subtlety, also known as The Marvelous Sugar Baby, references the intricate sugar sculptures once made for medieval feasts. The work pays homage to the unpaid and overworked laborers in the cane fields and refineries. We spoke to Creative Time Director Anne Pasternak and Kenyan poet Shailja Patel about this transformative project.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie

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Tags: Fresh Talk · Brooklyn · Kara Walker · New York · Ricardo Cortés