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An old photograph of a group looking direct to camera
26 September 2014
Tramway

Waywardness

Saidiya Hartman

A socio-poetic reading on wayward communities – The wayward create upheavals, incite tumult. They come and go as they please; they are fugitive; they are in open rebellion against society.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
A close up, black & white portrait of John Tilbury, in a large fedora hat
19 April 2013
Tramway

John Tilbury

John Tilbury

What does it mean to listen with the mind as well as the ears? A solo performance from the great avant-garde pianist.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Howard Slater is in conversation at a table with Barry Esson in a black room
21 April 2013
Tramway

Listener as Operator

Howard Slater

Our favourite Lancashire-born autodictact asks what’s political about the tension between the individual and the collective in free jazz.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
John Tilbury plays a piano whilst Wadada Leo Smith plays a trumpet
19 April 2013
Tramway

Wadada Leo Smith & John Tilbury

John Tilbury Wadada Leo Smith

How might two of the great musicians working within contrasting traditions of freedom collaborate? What might this produce: musically, socially, allegorically?

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Wadada Leo Smith thanks the audience, hand on his heart, trumpet by his sideide
19 April 2013
Tramway

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

A performance bearing witness to a struggle built upon patience and collective action from the great multi-instrumentalist and member of the AACM.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
a participant lies on the gallery floor face down and hits the floor with a mic
3 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Hit Parade (New York)

Christof Migone

Sound as it is endured by space and the body: 15 participants lie face down and pound the floor with a microphone one thousand times, each person choosing their own rhythm and intensity.

A survey is a process of listening