Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Jun 3 2023 8:30 PM

Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz
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Kumi Maxson: Exploring the Liberatory Potential of Community through Collective Improvisation // Indexical Micro-Residency Awardee facilitates two evenings of long-form improvisations

Kumi Maxson is facilitating weekly collective improvisation workshop sessions over the course of three months. Beginning March 20, Maxson will organize weekly drop-in improvisation workshops every Monday from 6–8pm. A final evening of long-form improvisations will be held on June 2 and 3, open to audience viewing and performance from any past workshop participants. These workshops will be complemented by selected readings and discussions of the liberatory political implications of improvisation. Certain weeks will also be held exclusively for POC/QTPOC. The workshops will cater to all levels of improvisational and musical experience, striving to create an accessible space for non-hierarchical participation and experimentation. From May 22 to June 1, Indexical’s space will be transformed into a site for ongoing collective music-making, community, and creativity.

Kumi Maxson
Kumi Maxson is an experimental musician who practices within the jazz tradition. They perform using upright and electric bass, using composition and improvisation to explore a liberated sense of being through embodied practice. As a transgender individual and anti-imperialist activist, Kumi is continually navigating ways the creation of new worlds can flourish within themselves, their communities, and all people who seek existence beyond the bounds of the dominant structures.

Cost: $18 General / $14 Members