Thomas Buckner and Andrea Hairston Augusta Savage Gallery
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THURS, April 12, 7pm 
 
Thomas Buckner – solo vocal performance by the New York-based baritone and veteran of new and improvised music. For decades, Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the promotion and performance of new and improvised music, collaborating with a host of new music luminaries including Robert Ashley, Noah Creshevsky, Tom Hamilton, Earl Howard, Matthias Kaul, Leroy Jenkins, Bun Ching Lam, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Wadada Leo Smith, Chinary Ung, Christian Wolff and many others. He has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco,, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Berlin Spring Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Prague Spring Festival, and the Angelica Festival of Bologna. He is featured on over 50 recordings, including 6 solo albums, the most recent being “New Music for Baritone & Chamber Ensemble,” which includes works by Annea Lockwood, Tania Leon, and Petr Kotik. Buckner also appears in the CD/DVD “Kirili et le Nymphéas (Hommage à Monet)” filmed at the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, which houses Monet’s celebrated Water lilies murals. For the past twenty-nine years, Thomas Buckner has curated the Interpretations series in New York City, and continues to produce recordings on the Mutable Music label, introducing current artists and repertoire, as well as presenting important historic material, previously unavailable in CD and digital download format format. He will perform music for voice and prerecorded media by Alvin Lucier, Annea Lockwood/Thomas Buckner, and Robert Ashley.

Andrea Hairston - Master theatre artist, Andrea Hairston reads sections from her new novel, Will Do Magic For Small Change, and musical dynamo, Pan Morigan will sing songs she has written based on lyrics from the book. The melodies are influenced by Pan’s research into the banjo and blues, Irish music, and something indefinable—wild, syncretic.
Pan Morigan is a vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter, poet, and the music director for Chrysalis Theater. Her musical adventures have included touring with Bobby McFerrin and his all-improvisational vocal group Voicestra, producing several albums, Castles of Gold and Wild Blue and creating, recording, and performing songs for Andrea Hairston's novels, Redwood and Wildfire and Will Do Magic For Small Change. Her forthcoming album is Storm Hands.

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