Performance by Roscoe Mitchell with James Fei and William Winant
In conversation with Sarah Cahill
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.