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Sun, Jun 11 2017 2:00 PM

John-Carlos Perea’s Intertribal Ensemble: Improvising Home

What does home sound like? Improvising Home is a multi-movement composition for Native American flute that utilizes creative improvised music to explore questions relating to identity and acoustic ecology in the San Francisco Bay Area. The work is grounded in urban American Indian lived experiences and cultural productions brought into dialogue with the intercultural musical lives of the Intertribal Ensemble members. Utilizing improvisation as a framework, an ensemble performance is not simply the presentation of an aesthetic object but a unique discussion conducted in the moment through sound.