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Date: Saturday, June 4  |  Time: 1:30pm  |  Stage: Stage 1

Workshop with the indefatigable and inimitable Thollem McDonas.

Thollem McDonas (Piano)
“An intense and virtuosic keyboardist” (Time Out New York), he travels perpetually as a performer, comproviser, activist and teacher, covering much of the North American continent and Europe. Musical collaborators include: William Parker, Susie Ibarra, Alex Cline, Amy Denio, Faruq Z. Bey, Jad Fair, John Butcher, Gino Robair, Jon Raskin, Henry Kaiser, Scott Amendola, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi, Theresa Wong, Vinny Golia, Nels Cline, and Hafez Modirzadeh, among many many others. Thollem’s also created music for films by Martha Colburn, Matthew Barney, and Peter Sparling, among others. “He inhabits a world uniquely his own, rhythmically, harmonically
and formally.” (Terry Riley)