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Winter Keynote - Michael Wimberly

Join us live via Zoom

Thursday, December 2, 2021


Free Event

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Rhythm has been used to call, signal, inspire and celebrate since the dawn of time. In this talk, composer, percussionist, educator and music producer Michael Wimberly will investigate how rhythms are created from language, culture and nature. Through this lens Wimberly will share his joy of rhythm, drumming and its transformative nature.

Wimberly has recorded and toured with Charles Gayle, Steve Coleman, William Parker, David Murray and others. His orchestral compositions have been performed by symphonies in the U.S. Other compositions appear in the dance company repertory of Urban Bush Women, Joffrey II and Alvin Ailey among others. February brought Wimberly’s latest release, “Afrofuturism,” on Temple Mountain Records.

This talk will be co-hosted by 2018 and 2021 resident Soraya Perry. Perry is an artist, filmmaker and musician in constant flux. She believes every medium—especially music—is a conduit to other worlds, and in her work she tries to conjure their colorful, alien pictures. She has been awarded residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Worcester’s Collective-A-Go-Go and the Sitka Center.

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