Jazz Performance with William Parker

In conjunction with the exhibition Talking to Action we present: William Parker’s Universal Tonality, Chapter 4: Sound, Movement, and Color

Performance by William Parker and readings by Francis Bradley, Associate Professor of Social Science & Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute. Bradley will be reading from his forthcoming biography, Universal Tonality: The Life and Music of William Parker.

Performers include:
William Parker (strings, bamboo, and brass gongs) with Daniel Carter (alto, tenor & soprano sax, clarinet, flute and trumpet); Rachel Housle (percussion); Anne Humanfled (aquasonic, percussion); Jin Hi Kim (komungo); Stelios Mihas (guitar); Patricia Nicholson (dance); Jeff Schlanger (aquasonic, didgeridoo).

William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.” In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists.

Free and open to the public.

Start Date

November 21, 2019

End Date

November 21, 2019


06:30 PM - 09:00 PM


144 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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