As part of the Target Studio Collaboration Culmination and Performance, join us for a music improvisation performance in WAM’s galleries.
Featuring musicians Jay Afrisando, Pedram Baldari, Sean Egan, Maja Radovanlija, Manja Risti, and Christopher Rochester. The piece is performed with the barrels of guns decommissioned by the Minneapolis Police Department and converted to wind instruments by Baldari.
The performance and the preceding workshop are in conjunction with the conference of the International Society of Improvised Music.
Free and open to the public.
Pedram Baldari is an Iranian born artist, sculptor and architect, working in installation, site specific art and performance. He is an artist fellow at the Target Studio of the Weisman Museum, UMN, where in collaboration with Nooshin Hakim they work to realize Radio Rhizome; and an assistant professor (term) at the Art Department, UMN.
Jay Afrisando is an Indonesian composer and sonic artist using music and sound-based art to share awareness of human-nature-technology relationships. Jay is a PhD student in Music Composition at the University of Minnesota.
Christopher Rochester is an award winning saxophonist, teacher and composer whose work is blurring the lines of pop and jazz to create a unique contemporary sound. Christopher is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at the University of Minnesota.
Sean Egan is a composer and multi-instrumentalist focusing on improvisational music on the clarinet. He is currently a member of the poetry and music group The Sonoglyph Collective, the heavy metal/jazz fusion band Aaron Kerr’s Dissonant Creatures, and the improvisational dance/music duo Hansen and Egan, the Irish traditional music ensemble The Pig’s Eye Ceili Band.
Maja Radovanlija is an award-winning guitar player born in Serbia, a specialist in early music, contemporary and improvised music, performing extensively nationally and internationally as solo and chamber musician. Maja is a faculty at the School of Music, UMN.
Manja Ristić is a Serbia-born violinist, sound artists, curator and researcher active in the field of electro-acoustics, instrumental improvisation & experimental sound art, her work is blending exploration of synesthesia, intuitive composition and sound ecology.