New York City-based composer collective ICEBERG new music will be in residence at Crosstown Arts for two weeks of concerts, workshops, and lectures with Memphis-based contemporary chamber group Blueshift Ensemble.
ICEBERG new music is a collective of ten young composers based in New York City with a mission to promote the idea that substance – not surface – is the heart of music creation and perception.
Blueshift is a Memphis-based contemporary chamber music ensemble dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together through artistic collaboration.
An interactive performance with Wu Fei, a genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso, and vocalist from Nashville — by way of Beijing. Wu Fei blends her Western and Chinese traditional sensibilities with a contemporary, idiosyncratic, experimental dialect as she performs original compositions on the guzheng, an ancient 21-string Chinese zither. Presented by Sonosphere in collaboration with Crosstown Arts.
Crosstown Arts is extending a community-wide invitation for participation in one of the opening exhibitions at Crosstown Concourse, entitled “Potluck,” to be on view Saturday, August 19 at the grand opening celebration.
At a typical potluck, individuals are asked to contribute a shared food item. But in this case, individuals are invited to bring to the table their individual interpretation of a meal’s structural elements: a place setting. Altogether, these unique place settings will create a large-scale collaborative table-top installation, a collective visual feast.
Jazz performance featuring Stephen Lee (piano), Johnny Yancy (Trumpet), Sylvester Sample (Acoustic Bass) and Nygel Yancey (Drums) celebrating the legacy of Thelonious Monk.
The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.
Monthly filmmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts
July topic: Hair & Makeup with Alicia George
Join professional hair and make-up artist Alicia George (Space Warriors, Losers Take All) as she discusses set etiquette, working with actors, creating a portfolio, and more. Alicia will also have a live hair and make-up demonstration to give a sample of the craft that goes into achieving a proper cinematic look.
Zine making is for everyone! This small format, handmade magaZINE can be about your love of squirrels, how to repair your VW bug, your alt-fashion sense, or whatever tickles your fancy. The public Zine Workshop is for beginners to experienced zine makers. We will give an overview of the process and have paper and basic supplies, but feel free to bring imagery, drawings, your favorite art supplies, and great ideas.