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CMC Int’l Jazz Fest presents Inside Sound: The Black Whole

Sunday, October 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


What is sound? Is it the absence of silence? What generates the improvisational nature of sound? When do we perceive music? These, and many more questions were the impetus for “Inside Sound: The Black Whole.”

Through an eclectic assemblage of touring collaborators and kinfolk, “The Black Whole” seamlessly reconnects jazz to its freer ancestral roots, while consciously and simultaneously working to uproot it through diverse sonic exchanges, instrumental interplay, and contemporary juxtapositions. Viscount-endorsed pianist and composer Walter Kemp 3 set out to explore this concept, pushing the boundaries of sound, and bringing with it a sense of cosmic freewheeling. Kemp, on piano, rhodes, and organ, GRAMMY award-winning improvisational violinist Scott Tixier, maverick woodwind master Brent Birckhead on alto sax, clarinet and flute, bass prodigy Rishon Odel and Allan Mednard, an NYC fixture on the percussion scene, add tonal richness to the group’s deconstructivist musical approach. What began as a Point9Mile Collaborative Artist Residency has emerged as an attention-grabbing ensemble that’s way ahead of its time. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime sound experience, led by Walter Kemp 3.


Sunday, October 10, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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