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Nov 7 2019

Cosmological Compositions: Wadada Leo Smith & Nina Eidsheim

Nina Eidsheim and Wadada Leo Smith at UCLA Hammer
Hammer Museum

Internationally acclaimed composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, whose work transcends the bounds of genre or idiom, has exhibited his scores as works of art in Europe and the United States, including the Hammer. In the third of a series of dialogues with musicologist Nina Eidsheim, Smith discusses his compositional language Ankhrasmation and their collaborative recording and book project. Eidsheim is a professor at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and author of Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice and The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music.

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Wadada Leo Smith is a 2019 UC Regents Lecturer at UCLA. The Regents’ Lecturer program of the University of California was instituted in 1962 to encourage rare and valuable interaction between gifted non-academics and the university community.

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