Rafiq Bhatia: Breaking English
With Visual Art by MIchael Cina and Hal Lovemelt
Ian Chang: Spiritual Leader
Copresented with Walker Art Center
Commissioned by Liquid Music, Walker Art Center, Jazz Gallery and Newfields: A Place for Nature & the Arts
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8pm (purchase tickets)
William and Nadine McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
“Bhatia’s music signals freedom… the sounds Bhatia makes with his Telecaster feel profuse, immersive and immense.” —Washington Post
“Intrepid, arresting and stylish." —The New York Times
Marrying emotional intensity with musical virtuosity, guitarist/composer/electronic music artist Rafiq Bhatia mixes contemporary sound art with high-energy improvisation. Breaking English, his latest work for his electroacoustic ensemble, is transformed into an immersive multimedia experience by Minneapolis-based visual artist Michael Cina and video artist Hal Lovemelt. Bhatia is joined by fellow Son Lux member Ian Chang (percussion), along with Jackson Hill (bass, synthesizers) and Nina Moffitt (vocals). The evening opens with Chang’s exacting and propulsive set of solo works for electronic percussion.
Tickets: $20 ($16 for SPCO/Liquid Music subscribers and Walker Art Center members)
$10 student rush tickets are available in person one hour before the concert for students with a valid student ID.