Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph Performs "Welcome Home"

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Time
3:00 PM
Presented By
Chamber Music America and the Fort Washington Collegiate Church
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Jazz
Event Contact
Matt Davis
Description

With support from the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Washington Heights and funding through Chamber Music America, Matt Davis’ Aerial Photograph will be presenting newly composed music in 3 concerts in January. The new music is collectively called 'Welcome Home' and is based off of conversations Davis has had with immigrants in the Washington Heights neighborhood. The music aims to celebrate the diversity of this beautiful neighborhood, but also to bring attention to the personal stories of immigrants in a time when the national discourse on immigration is, among other things, tense, divisive, uninformed, and often unproductive.

This Residency by Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph organized in partnership by the Fort Washington Collegiate Church has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America through its Residency Endowment Fund. 

There will be 3 concerts that will be taking place at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church on 181st and Fort Washington in January:

January 9th, 7:30pm
January 12th, 7:30pm
Sunday January 14th, 3pm

All of the concerts are free, with a suggested donation of any amount to the church.

The application to CMA and the work for this residency began last summer, before the election, and before this topic became even more front and center. Davis has been creating this kind of ethnographic/socially inspired music for more than 10 years now, and has interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life for these compositions over the years. He and the ensemble look forward to doing it again in his own neighborhood. 

More information can be found at www.mattdavisguitar.com


Ensemble Name
Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph
Musicians
Matt Davis, guitar; Leon Boykins, Bass; Peter Kronreif, drums, Paul Jones, saxophone; Mark Dover, clarinet; Josh Lawrence, trumpet; Ben Sutin, violin; Eugen Kim, violin; George Burton, viola; Susan Mandel, cello
Composers
Matt Davis

Venue
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
Location
729 W 181st St, New York, New York 10033
New York, NY