Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Black Composer Speaks: A Roundtable Discussion on Diversity, Inclusion and Access in Experimental New Music, 3 PM Thursday, April 28, DuSable Museum

 Jeffrey Mumford

Seth Parker Woods

WHO:                    Saudia Davis is a social entrepreneur and will lead a discussion with Stephen Burns, Artistic Director of Fulcrum Point New Music Project; Kahil El’zabar, Artistic Director of Chicago Academy of Music; Rami Gabriel, fellow at the Center for Black Music Research; Jeffrey Mumford, composer and educator; Roberto Quinones, Managing Creative Director of Chicago Academy of Music; Augusta Read Thomas, composer University of Chicago and head of Ear Taxi Festival; and Seth Parker Woods, composer and cellist.
WHAT:                  The discussion will address diversity, inclusion, and access within the context of new music during a free open-to-the-public roundtable discussion co-presented by The DuSable Museum of African American History and Fulcrum Point. Inspired by the late David Baker’s treatise The Black Composer Speaks, the event will address a variety of topics concerning the black musical experience, compositional matters and aesthetics.
WHEN:                  Thursday, April 28 at 3:00-4:30 p.m. (event)
Media is invited to attend and film the event
WHERE:                DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E 56th Place, Chicago)
MORE:                  Presented in partnership with The DuSable Museum and Fulcrum Point, a Chicago leader of diverse new music by presenting multi-media performances, generating educational programs, as well as commissioning and recording innovative works. See Fulcrum Point in concert with PROCLAMATION! The Black Composer Speaks at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave, on April 29 at 7:30pm.
Through multi-disciplinary concert performances and educational programs, Fulcrum Point seeks to encourage audiences to make cross-cultural connections between new music, art, technology and literature, gaining greater insight into today’s diverse world. For more information on Fulcrum Point and its programs visit

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