Event: Nicole Mitchell and Anthony Davis Duo with iNK oN pAPER at the OUTPOST
Date: 12 May 2011 - 7:00 pm
The opening evening of the Creative Soundspace Festival 2011 welcomes flutist/composer Nicole Mitchell in duet with renowned pianist/composer Anthony Davis. Nicole Mitchell has been called “the most important jazz flutist of her generation.” She is the founder of the critically-acclaimed Black Earth Ensemble, the Black Earth Strings, the Ice Crystal Quartet, and Sonic Projections, and was awarded 2010 Jazz Flutist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. She is a former president of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago. Anthony Davis has always been known as both a pianist with profound improvisational capabilities (he has performed extensively with Wadada Leo Smith, James Newton, Abdul Wadoud, and Anthony Braxton) as well as a composer of operatic, symphonic, choral, and chamber works having composed five operas including X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (libretto by Thulani Davis) in 1986. A graduate of Yale University, Davis is currently a professor of music at the University of California, San Diego. Opening the evening will be Santa Fe’s iNK oN pAPER, a drum, bass, and electronics duo which Signal to Noise Magazine described as sounding “… as if drum ‘n’ bass took a detour through an electro-acoustic free-punk Jucifer and had its downbeats addled or partly removed.” Comprising Milton Villarrubia III (drums and laptop) and Carlos Santistevan (bass and electonics) using live samples, midi triggers, live processing and looping, the two perform as a duo in order to explore the possibilities of their respective instruments. They perform in numerous groups and are tireless participants in the High Mayhem Emerging Arts Collective, an important organizer and producing organization of experimental art and sound events in Santa Fe.
Location: The Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque,