Join us Monday, June 6 for our Music Fellows Presentations.

Amir ElSaffar, Music, USA
Composer, trumpeter, santur player, and vocalistAmir ElSaffar has been described as “uniquelypoised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music,” (theWire) and “one of the most promising figures in jazztoday” (Chicago Tribune). A recipient of the DorisDuke Performing Artist Award, a US ArtistsFellowship, and a Hodder Fellowship at PrincetonUniversity, ElSaffar is an expert trumpeter with aclassical background, conversant not only in thelanguage of contemporary jazz, but has createdtechniques to play microtones and ornamentsidiomatic to Arabic music thatare not typically heardon the trumpet.

inti figgis-vizueta, Music, USA/Ireland/Ecuador
NYC-based composer inti figgis-vizueta (b. 1993) writes magically real musics through the lens of personal identities, braiding a childhood of overlapping immigrant communities and Black-founded Freedom schools—in Chocolate City (DC)—with direct Andean & Irish heritage and a deep connection to the land. Her musical practice is physical and visceral, attempting to reconcile historical aesthetics and experimental practices with trans & indigenous futures.

Ying Wang, Music, China
In her compositions, Ying Wang deals with topics such as environmental pollution, global social grievances, political persecution, and human relationships with technology. Coming from Shanghai, she first went to Cologne and then to Berlin. She established herself as a composer who critically reflects and re-thinks chamber and orchestral music. Her original homeland China, as well as her new one in Berlin, form a contrast that is thematically and musically part of her works.
Welcome cocktail at 6:00pm
Presentations begin at 6:15pm

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