eventAngel Bat DawidListening session: Music As Deep Study07.06.202140 Broadway, London SW1H 0BU

07.06.20219:00pm—11:30pm40 Broadway, London SW1H 0BU

Music As Deep Study is a public (un)learning experiment from Excursions 432, where music is met with the spirit in and through which it was created: openness, grace and refusal. We listen to the silent registers together to feel the decolonised territories the music wanted to take us to.

In this first experiment we will traverse with Alice Coltrane and her 1971 album Journey in Satchidananda, to see if we can try to reach the soaring notes of her spirit. This will take the shape of a conversation between artist Angel Bat Dawid, and writer Anupa Mistry, hosted by Excursions 432, where both speakers will respond with an offering to the album. Prior to the event, all participants will be provided with a digital link to the album, the liner notes and artwork,as well as the introduction to Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s The Undercommons and will be encouraged to also respond to the album and the discussion in the second half of the event

Angel Bat Dawid is a clarinetist, composer, pianist, producer, singer and songwriter from Chicago, who makes music that echoes ancestral agonies, divinely recontextualizing Blues and spirituals with a deep knowledge of Western classical music and a post-millennial palette of DIY technologies.

Anupa Mistry is a writer and producer, and former music critic, based in Toronto on the present-day treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Within her writing practice, and as a film/television producer, she continues to explore the cultural production and spatial narratives of and between Black and brown communities in Canada, looking for stories that disrupt official histories and unravel assumptions.

Excursions 432 is a radical learning space that, with an ethic of care, traces the sonic(s) of resistance as a memory, a dream, a spirit of love, a daring to imagine and as an experiment in creating with an attitude of jazz.