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Matana Roberts will start her residency in June 2019.

We will provide you with a portrait text soon.

On her website you can read:

"Matana Roberts has been called “a major talent” (The Wire) and “the spokeswoman for a new, politically conscious and refractory music scene” (Jazzthetik). Her work has been widely and highly praised for its stylistic innovations and narrative power. Noted music critic Peter Margasak has written:”…She is carving out her own aesthetic space, startling in its originality and gripping in its historic and social power.”

A dynamic saxophonist, composer, improviser, and mixed media sound conceptualist, Roberts’s acclaimed artistic practice aims to expose and celebrate the mystical roots and intuitive spirit-raising traditions of American creative expression in her artistic output . Her innovative work has forged new conceptual approaches to considering narrativity, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures and beyond.

She is constantly involved in a plethora of projects, consistently shape shifting, crossing genres/mediums as a foundational point of her artistic praxis."

Photo Credits: Paula Court


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