Concert: Matana Roberts presents Coin Coin Chapter Three
- Sun 14 May 2017
- 8:00 pm
Matana Roberts is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theatre.
She is perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, a multi-chapter work she has described as “panoramic sound quilting”. Roberts aims to expose the mystical roots and channel the intuitive spirit-raising traditions of American creative expression from jazz to noise, opera and spoken word, taking on history, community, storytelling and political expression.
River run thee, the third chapter of Coin Coin, was released on Constellation in 2014. It finds Roberts constructing a sound art tapestry from field recordings, loop and effects pedals, and spoken word recitations, alongside her saxophone and singing voices. It unfolds as an uninterrupted album-length flow, this time in what Roberts calls “a fever dream” of sonic material, woven in surrealist fashion.