MAKE ONE featuring triganol
Studio Z Presents brings the musical powerhouse, Triganol, to the stage for an evening of improvised music that centers the soul and, with every performance, redefines the world of musical possibility.
Triganol features the formidable talents of Anthony Cox, Bass, Cello and Percussion; Davu Seru, Drums and Percussion; Douglas R. Ewart, Winds, Percussion, Poetry and Invented Instruments
This concert is produced as part of "Studio Z Presents," a new concert series curated by musicians in our community, thanks to a grant from the City of Saint Paul STAR Program and the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
Anthony Cox’s career has spanned over 30 years encompassing music education, composition, and performance that include an extensive list of collaborations, performances, and recordings with notable artists in the field of jazz. The list includes Sam Rivers, Joe Lovano, Geri Allen, Kenny Wheeler, Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins, John Scofield, The NDR Big Band, Dino Saluzzi, and Henry Threadgill.
The polymathic Douglas R. Ewart has been honored for his work as a composer, improvising multi-instrumentalist, conceptual artist, sculptor, mask and instrument designer, builder and more. As an educator, Ewart bridges his kaleidoscopic activities with a vision that opposes today’s divided world by culture-fusing works that aim to restore the wholeness of communities and their members, and to emphasize the reality of the world’s interdependence.
From Kingston, Jamaica, Ewart immigrated to Chicago in 1963. There he studied with the master musicians of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians—an organization he later served as chairman, at different intervals from1979-1987 and into the millennium. He also studied music at VanderCook College of Music, and electronic music at Governors State University.
Ewart is the founder of Arawak Records, is the leader of ensembles such as the Nyahbingi Drum Choir, Quasar, Clarinet Choir, and Douglas R. Ewart & Inventions. He is a designer and creator of instruments and kinetic sonic sculptures that have been exhibited in venues such as Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. “Crepuscule,” his vast periodic conceptual work, is collectively actualized by scores of musicians, dancers, visual artists, poets, capoeira, puppeteers, martial artists, activists, the honoring of elders and more. Ewart’s honors include a U.S. Japan Creative Arts Fellowship, a Bush Artists Fellowship, and an Outstanding Artist Award granted by a former Chicago Mayor, Harold Washington. He is a Professor Emeritus at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago.
Davu Seru is an improvising musician and composer known primarily for his work on drums. In addition to being a musician, Davu is Curator of the Givens Collection of African American Literature and Culture, part of Archives and Special Collections at University of Minnesota and co-author of the book Sights, Sounds, Soul: The Twin Cities Through The Lens of Charles Chamblis (MHS Press, 2017).
Davu’s playing has afforded him an international reputation and awards from McKnight Foundation (2020 Composer Fellowship), Jerome Foundation (2017-18 Composer/Sound Artist Fellow) and commissions from Walker Art Center and Zeitgeist ensemble. For the past two decades plus, his collaborators have included Anthony Cox, Milo Fine, George Cartwright, Nirmala Rajasekar, Douglas R. Ewart, Michelle Kinney, Dean Magraw, Paul Metzger, Evan Parker, J. Otis Powell ‽, Didier Petit, Babatunde Lea, Nathan Hanson, deVon Russell Gray, Mankwe Ndosi, Rafael Toral, David Boykin, Donald Washington, Guillame Seguron, Louis Alemayehu, Taylor Ho Bynum, Tony Hymas, Catherine Delaunay, Ta-coumba Aiken and Nicole Mitchell Gantt.
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