Multi-media Artist Steffani Jemison Adds Musical Language To 'Black Refractions' At KIA

Oct 4, 2019

Steffani Jemison performs 'Recitatif' singer Harleighblu. At the KIA, she will perform with cellist Jordan Hamilton.

New York-based artist Steffani Jemison will perform a new version of her work, Recitatif, at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on Friday, Oct 4 at 5:30 and 7 pm. It's a piece she created from her study of Solresol, a 19th century utopian language expressed through musical tones, created by French philosopher and musician François Sudre. It's renewed for each performance by texts of author Toni Morrison, who wrote the short story for which the piece is named. Jemison will partner with cellist Jordan Hamilton in her Kalamazoo performances.

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