Matana Roberts, saxophone and multimedia

  • 1/25/2013 | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium
  • Event Type: Concert

Matana Roberts, saxophone and multimediaPrologue: Exploratory Soundwork for Alto Saxophone and Moving Image

Matana Roberts is an internationally documented, Chicago-born, sound experimentalist whose main instrument is the alto saxophone.

Working in various mediums of performance inquiry, she has created alongside visionary experimentalists of this time period in various areas of improvisation, dance, poetry, visual art, and theater. As a saxophonist, she has recorded as collaborator, side woman, and leader.

Recent work focused on the place/problem of memory/tradition as recognized, deciphered, deconstructed, interrogated through radical modes of sound communication, alternative styles of musical notation, and multi genres of improvisation.

Based in New York City, she holds two advanced degrees in music performance.

Photo by Brett Walker.