In a collaborative piece curated by Clockshop, composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell and scholar Josh Kun will explore visionary/reflective glitches between 1970s and pre-apocalyptic Southern California in an exploration of race and the politics of human life. Spider Web is fictionally based on Mitchell’s own history of moving to Anaheim as a young girl, and her experiences with racism in the bright glare of suburban California sunshine. With glimpses into a future climate meltdown through her mother’s communication with the spirit world, the piece uses music and text to explore Mitchell’s family history within the context of Southern California’s ongoing history of Black musical radicalism and experimental musical thinking. This piece is born of Mitchell and Kun’s mutual interests in music as a language of social reckoning and social action, and music as a way of coming to grips with the limits and possibilities of place.
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For free events, we overbook to ensure a full house. Unclaimed reserved seats will be released at 7:15pm. Early arrival is recommended.