Resonance: Angel City

Thursday, December 12, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Note: This event is now sold out. However, you can still see live video of the performance in our Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio, which seats 100 people. For this option, please purchase a regular museum admission ticket.

The second event in the series featured innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell, whose career began in Chicago in the 1960s. He went on to became a leader in a movement that experimented with alternatives to conventional jazz composition and improvisation, and was a founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Mitchell’s compositions range from modern to classical, and from wild and forceful free jazz to ornate chamber music. 

Mitchell performed the composition “Angel City” with James Fei on woodwinds and William Winant on percussion. All three are music professors at Mills College in Oakland.

Resonance performances are held in the Exploratorium’s new Kanbar Forum and enlivened by its state-of-the-art, 72-channel Constellation sound system, providing an intimate experience of each event’s sonic details.