Panel Discussion Reid/ Rush/ Moye





Panel Discussion Reid/ Rush/ Moye

@ Keen Theater (701 E. University Ave) Sponsored by U of M Center for World Performance

This event is free and open to the public.

  • Tomeka Reid, cello
  • Stephen Rush, piano
  • Famoudou Don Moye, percussion

Event Details

Edgefest Panel Discussion: Tomeka Reid,  Famadou Don Moye, Stephen Rush
Celebrating the Art Ensemble of Chicago & AACM

Times and dates of performances are subject to change.

See our Edgefest page for more information about the festival. 

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Tomeka Reid

Cellist Tomeka Reid, grew up outside of Washington D.C., moving to Chicago in 2000 to pursue graduate studies at DePaul University. There she worked various AACM-related groups and eventually in ensembles led by established masters such as Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, as well as by younger generation of visionaries including flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander, and drummer Mike Reed. She is also a co-leader of the string trio Hear in Now, with violinist Mazz Swift and bassist Silvia Bolognesi. Reid released her debut recording as a bandleader in 2015, with the eponymous recording by the Tomeka Reid Quartet (with bassist Jason Roebke, guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara) that demonstrated her compositional and arranging abilities. She has been celebrated as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in the Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community, and although she is now based in New York, she still returns to the Windy City on a regular basis. Reid is the 2016 recipient of a 3Arts award in music and received her doctorate in music from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2017.

Stephen Rush

Stephen Rush is a Professor at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Digital Music Ensemble. Rush has had premieres in five continents, and released over thirty CD’s, articles and books, most recently Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman. Rush’s extensive compositional output includes five operas, chamber music (some of which is standard repertory), orchestra work and over a hundred and fifty scores for dancers. His music has been performed by Leonard Slatkin and Neeme Jaarvi with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and recorded by members of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic. As a performer, he has played with artists such as Henry Grimes, Steve Swell, Eugene Chadbourne, Pauline Oliveros, with “Blue” Gene Tyranny, and with the late Peter Kowald. Rush is the director of the Digital Music Ensemble (DME) at the University of Michigan. With DME, Rush has premiered works by John Cage, Philip Glass, and LaMonte Young; his collaborations with Roscoe Mitchell are documented on several recordings, most recently on the 2017 Four Ways, a collaboration with the Yuganaut trio featuring Tom Abbs, and Geoff Mann.

Famoudou Don Moye

Drummer and percussionist Famoudou Don Moye comes from Rochester, NY, where he took lessons on drums and violin. He moved to Detroit to study percussion at Wayne State University, where he met trumpeter Charles Moore and became associated with the local avant music scene also delving into African musical traditions, playing in the African Cultural Ensemble and in Moore’s Detroit Free Jazz. In 1968, Moore’s combo moved to Paris, played with Johnny Griffin, Steve Lacy and other expatriates and it was there that in 1969 Roscoe Mitchell asked the drummer to join the Art Ensemble of Chicago (AEC) and he has been part of the group ever since. When the AEC returned to the US, Moye played for a time in St. Louis, MO with members of the Black Artists Group and then settled in Chicago. Since then he has pursued various projects, from solo percussion concerts and recordings, to playing with The Leaders with Lester Bowie of the AEC, together with Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Don Cherry, and others. He currently lives in Marseilles, France.