Friday, April 4, 2014
A complimentary drink for Young Friends members and above. Cash bar.
Enjoy an evening of art, music, and culture the first Friday of every month. DJs and musicians present music in dialogue with the exhibitions, Museum staff lead tours, and the bar and café are open.
Arts organizations throughout Grand Center are free and open the entire evening. For a complete list of participating institutions, visit firstfridaysgrandcenter.org. Special thanks to KDHX 88.1 FM.
SLEET explores musical abstraction beginning with percussive roots and branching out in experimental pathways. The players of tonight’s performance are Thomas Sleet, drums; William Morris, guitar; Anthony Patti, guitar and keyboards; and John K. Blair, bass.
Set One: To DeclassifySynthesizer textures begin the performance. The players supplement the keyboard, allowing for sonic exposition in response to more established and traditional musical paths.
Set Two: The Distance of Fiction Synthesized tonal sequencing is punctuated by discordant, free-form guitar. Drums address both sequenced and random elements. The journey continues with the demarcation and eventual deconstruction of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.”
Set Three: Derivation (for Rich O’Donnell)Strident solo guitar launches the third section, giving way to the drum’s dynamic time signatures, and SLEET engages the audience in a drum conversation, concluding the evening.