The performances will entangle complex and often startling interrelationships of meaning and message between different modes of time, Black histories, and their implications for Black futures through a galvanizing synthesis of speech, sound, and sensation.
“Wading/waiting in the water was an act in the war for liberation that created a temporary time portal, a vortice of protection. To wait in the water, to stop, to rest against the current, to submerge the Master’s clock, is a revolutionary act within a revolutionary act of escape.” – Black Quantum Futurism
- Part I: Invocation w/ Irreversible Entanglements
- Part II: Waiting/Weighting/Wading Time w/ Black Quantum Futurism
Irreversible Entanglements are a band who cultivate the liberation technologies of jazz and associated Black music—root, stem, and branch—into the future. The band emerged organically, out of deep friendships, mutual admiration, ad hoc formations, and a shared activist concern for the beloved legacy of all Black life and culture. International in scope yet indebted to, influenced by, and committed to their specific communities, the band pulls zero punches and reserves no energy in intrepid live sets that proclaim revolutionary love for the people. The Philadelphia, New York, and DC-based band is made up of five individuals whose uncompromising artistic visions have received wide acclaim. Poet Camae Ayewa, a/k/a Moor Mother, is a legendarily prolific, globally leading light of Afrofuturist music, art, and community activism. Bassist Luke Stewart is deservedly his generation’s most in-demand musician on that instrument, who from his work as a radio and concert presenter boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of the music from which he draws with focused and thunderous intensity. Saxophonist Keir Neuringer’s prodigious avantgarde technique is matched by an urgency in his tone and fierce socio-political determination. Trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes joined the band as an already long-standing duo, bringing with them uncontainable energy and inventiveness grounded in classic jazz and Latin and Afro-Carribbean streams.
Johann-Heugel-Weg, 34117 Kassel
Location: Rondell BQF platform