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Rhizome@Visarts w/ Keir Neuringer, Creative Music Workshop Players

Antoine Williams - The Ain't Gots no. II (For Freddie Gray)

Antoine Williams - The Ain't Gots no. II (For Freddie Gray)

On February 24th, Rhizome is partnering with Visarts in Rockville for Questioning Power, an evening of visual art, music, performance, and participatory events that question the dynamics of power. As part of the night's events , Rhizome will be presenting a concert on-site at Visarts featuring saxophonist Keir Neuringer and DC's own Creative Music Workshop players.

JUST ADDED: Early show at Rhizome if you can't make the later one at Visarts. Details way at the bottom..

Keir Neuringer is a Philadelphia-based saxophonist and composer whose work is underpinned by interdisciplinary approaches and socio-political contextualizations. He is best known for a personal and intensely physical saxophone technique, revealed through long form solo improvisations, as well as collaborations with a multitude of world- renowned and underground practitioners in jazz, avant-garde, noise, classical, theater, and dance disciplines. He has travelled extensively to present his work, appeared on numerous festival stages, and given workshops throughout Europe and North America.

Keir trained as a composer and saxophonist in the U.S., spent two years on a Fulbright research grant in Krakow, and then moved to The Hague, where he lived for eight years, curating performative audiovisual art and earning a masters degree from the experimental ArtScience Institute. Originally from New York State, he settled in Philadelphia in 2012, where he lives with his family and is a member of the Books Through Bars Collective.

"...with Neuringer's music...mortal purpose is a given." (Bill Meyer, September 2014 issue of Wire Magazine)

Creative Music Workshop Players is an evolving collective of improvisers convened in early 2015 and comprised of some of the leading members of D.C.’s experimental music scene. Individually and in various groupings CMW Players have played almost everywhere in the D.C. area, including Source Festival, the Kennedy Center, Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music, DC Jazz Festival, Goethe Institut, Capital Fringe Festival, the Freer Gallery, the Embassy of Indonesia, Dance Place, etc.

WHEN: Friday February 24
Reception and Artist Talks:  7 – 9 PM
- Heloisa Escudero, Everyone is a VIP, 7 – 9 PM
- Sandra Atkinson , Light Switch Dance Theatre Trio 8:45
- Rhizome DC in partnership with VisArts: 9 – 11 PM
Featuring: Keir Neuringer, Creative Music Workshop Players

WHERE: Visarts, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850
COST: $10 online in advance, $15 at the door

Also, an early show at Rhizome if you can't make the later one at VisArts // come on the way home from work
$10 suggested//kids free//also free if yer going to visarts later....

Earlier Event: February 24
Gallery Installation - Playable Space
Later Event: February 25
Soft Sense Workshop