• Thursday March 4 | 7:30 pm

    Julian Otis & Vincent Davis + Molly Jones & Norman Long

    The Improvised Music Series returns!

Join us for a night of duos featuring Julian Otis & Vincent Davis + Molly Jones & Norman Long!
7:30pm CDT
$10 Suggested Donation
The Vincent Davis | Julian Otis Duo will present an evening of cosmic improvisation and sonic explorations. We wish to explore the richness of two fundamental instruments: the drums and voice. Sound stripped down to these two elements exposes the vitality of the human experience pulsing in our hearts and vibrating throughout our bodies to meet you virtually.

Molly Jones is a saxophonist, electronic musician, and multimedia artist based in Chicago. Her work ranges from chamber pieces to electroacoustic environments for improvisation to audio/visual installations and poetry, and she has been commissioned by organizations including ThreeForm, Verdant Vibes, the Detroit Composers’ Project, and Saul Williams’ Chorus: A Literary Mixtape. Her album Microliths was nominated for Debut Album of 2017 by NPR’s Jazz Critics’ Poll. She is currently building a generative neural network instrument.

Norman W. Long’s practice involves walking, listening, improvising, performing, recording and composing to create environments and situations in which he and the audience are engaged in dialogues about memory space, value, silence and the invisible. Norman finds inspiration in the Creative Music and electric imaginations of The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, Pauline Oliveros, Phuture, Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi, Hildegard Westercamp and King Tubby. Norman Long has performed and exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center, Experimental Sound Studio, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Links Hall, Elastic Arts, Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Cultural Center and 2017 PRIZM Art Fair (Miami). Norman performed and toured with Angel Bat Dawid and the Brothahood and has performed with Damon Locks, Standing On the Corner, Cher Jey, Sara Zalek, Cristal Sabbagh, Dan Bitney and Todd Carter. Norman has received 3Arts Award for Visual Art in 2011, 3Arts Djerassi (Woodside, CA) Artists Residency Fellowship in 2014, BOLT Artist in Residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition in 2014-2015, 3Arts Fellowship for AS220 (Providence, RI) 2017 Artist in Residence program, Three Walls RaD Lab and Outside the walls Fellow for 2017-2019 and Guest Composer at EMS Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm, Sweden made possible in part by the City of Chicago’s DCASE grant. Norman was named one of Chicago’s to 50 artists by New City Chicago in 2020.

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