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Michael Foster's "Ghost" Trio + Free Workshop

May 03rd, 2024
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Grayhaven Motel, 657 Elmira Rd , Ithaca NY

The Ghost is a trio featuring John Moran (bass) and Joey Sullivan (drums), which focuses on exploring, exploiting, interrogating, and unpacking the queer potential within the free jazz tradition. The Ghost released its last record, Vanished Pleasures, on Relative Pitch Records in 2023. The Ghost has performed around the US & Canada including Artists Space (NYC), Fire Museum (Philly), Elastic Arts (Chicago), Casa del Popolo (Montreal).

Michael Foster's work as a saxophonist & curator focuses on the overlap of queer identity/theory and free improvisation within myriad experimental mediums. As a saxophonist he often employs extensive instrumental preparations (such as drum heads, vibrators, amplification, balloons, etc) in conjunction with a broad dynamic tone that draws inspiration from the saxophonic tradition of Ben Webster and Sonny Rollins. I often work with Sarah Hennies, Lydia Lunch, Leila Bordreuil, William Parker, Weasel Walter, Psychic TV, Spiritualized, Han Bennink, and countless others. As a curator, Michael has run countless series throughout NYC including Queer Trash, a curatorial platform for LGBTQIA+ artists engaged in experimental performance practices. Queer Trash was awarded the 2018 Curatorial Fellowship at Issue Project Room and has since presented work at MoMA/PS1, and countless spaces around NYC.

Wednesday May 1st 6pm @ Grayhaven Motel Michael will be giving a free workshop on Queerness in Experimental Music followed by a ticketed performance by "The Ghost" trio.

Tickets can be purchased online until April 30th for $16.25 - OR- in person at Grayhaven Motel $15 cash advance / $20 cash door

Made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership and sponsorship from the Cornell Department of Music and Hound & Mare.

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