Sun Ra Arkestra - Live @ Zentralwäscherei

Join us for an intergalactic celebration with the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra on October 28th
With an opening performance by
New Kyd (dance), Tapiwa Svosve (sax), Tiran Willemse (dance), Miao Zhao (bcl & electronics)
After Dance feat. Domi Chansorn • hosted by MAD

:::: further reading below …👇🏽
Doors 7pm | Start 8pm
@ Zentralwäscherei Zürich
Presented by Noise Reduction // Supported by Jazz‘N‘More
Sun Ra was a jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his “cosmic philosophy,” musical compositions, and performances. He was one of the most important figure in 60’s avante garde jazz along with artists such as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and Albert Ayler. Sun Ra asserted that the ever-changing name of his ensemble reflected the ever-changing nature of his music. His music touched on virtually the entire history of jazz, from ragtime to swing music, from bebop to free jazz. He was also a pioneer of electronic music, space music, and free improvisation, and was one of the first musicians, regardless of genre, to make extensive use of electronic keyboards.
After Sun Ra left the planet, the Arkestra was led by tenor saxophonist John Gilmore. Following Gilmore’s death in 1995, the group has performed under the direction of alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, who has now given 52 years of uninterrupted dedicated service to the Sun Ra Arkestra. He continues to move the Arkestra forward not as a repertory band or a ghost band, but as a spirit band, maintaining the discipline centered on the study, research, and further development of Sun Ra’s precepts. The spirit of Sun Ra is alive and well in the present day manifestation of the Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall featuring a mix of classic Sun Ra compositions and arrangements alongside Marshall’s own compositions and arrangements that are deeply rooted in the spirit of Sun Ra. Along with leading the Arkestra, Marshall plays the alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, kora, and EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument). He is internationally recognized as the premier avant-garde saxophonist on the planet.

… is a happening composed by Miao Zhao, Tapiwa Svosve, New Kyd and Tiran Willemse. These four artists come together to create a happening inspired by the music and life's work of Sun Ra and Julius Eastman. When thinking about these two artists: Sun Ra being known to be asexual or “non sexual”, Julius on the other hand being uncompromising and unapologetically gay. The quartet of two dancers and musicians offers DAWN AND DUSK, honoring both these black composers who were influential in their parallel, yet moving practices.

MAD (Music and Dance) is a laboratory to explore and develop the relationship between experimental music and improvised dance in a club setting.
Absolutely no knowledge is necessary, just the curiosity to get involved in the musical journey. This special MAD edition will feature a vinyl set by Domi Chansorn.

In case of difficulty od purchasing a full-priced ticket, please write to for a reduced ticket. For people with Status N/F, Sans-papier, all events are free.
Sollten Sie Schwierigkeiten haben, eine Eintrittskarte zum vollen Preis zu erwerben, schreiben Sie bitte an, um eine ermäßigte Eintrittskarte zu erhalten. Für Personen mit Status N/F, Sans-Papier, sind alle Veranstaltungen kostenlos.

Samstag 28. Oktober 2023

Kulturraum Zentralwäscherei BESCHALLUNGSRAUM – Zürich

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