"Merce Cunningham Meets Baby Dodds Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2 – 6pm
"Merce Cunningham Meets Baby Dodds
Campus Location:Manetti Shrem Museum
Room:Community Education Room
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Contact Phone #:530-752-8500
Event Type:Arts and Entertainment, Family Events or All Ages, Free Events
Presented by:George Lewis:
Sponsored by:Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

George Lewis, the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University and author of A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music (2008), examines the place of African American culture within American experimentalism. The lecture concludes with a recording of Lewis’ musical composition, Merce and Baby, which
premiered at the John Cage Centennial Festival in 2012. The piece was composed with reference to Cage’s Cheap Imitation (1969), and to choreographer Merce Cunningham’s work Fast Blues, performed in 1946 with
drummer Warren “Baby” Dodds.

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