Tyshawn Sorey, Photo Credit: John Rogers
Join us for a conversation with artist Tyshawn Sorey in dialogue with Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum.
In conjunction with the exhibition “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” the New Museum is honored to host this conversation series and highlight the practices of artists participating in this exhibition.
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Composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey (b. 1980, Newark, NJ) is celebrated for his technical virtuosity, highly complex scores, and ability to blend composition and improvisation in work that stretches across and beyond genres. He has performed nationally and internationally with his own ensembles, as well as artists such as Anthony Braxton, Vijay Iyer, Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Wadada Leo Smith, Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, Claire Chase, Steve Lehman, Jason Moran, John Zorn, Evan Parker, and Myra Melford, among many others.
Sorey has composed works for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the International Contemporary Ensemble, soprano Julia Bullock, PRISM Quartet, JACK Quartet, TAK Ensemble, the McGill-McHale Trio, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, Alarm Will Sound, the Louisville Orchestra, and tenor Lawrence Brownlee with Opera Philadelphia in partnership with Carnegie Hall, as well as for countless collaborative performers. His music has been performed in notable venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Village Vanguard, the Ojai Music Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Kimmel Center, and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. Sorey has received support for his creative projects from The Jerome Foundation, The Shifting Foundation, Van Lier Fellowship, and was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow and a 2018 United States Artists Fellow.