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Composer Portraits continues with Matana Roberts

"To be back in a space that presents new music 
so warmly and, in the best sense, casually was a gift."

–Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times, 10/10/21

Miller Theatre at Columbia University
School of the Arts

continues its 2021-22 Composer Portraits series with

Matana Roberts

Roberts' challenging, engaging, socially relevant music is heard in
I call america: Sandy Speaks - iteration II
— a multimedia world premiere Miller Theatre commission
performed by twelve improvising musicians including composer Matana Roberts


Matana Roberts, composer/performer
Matt Lavelle, bass clarinet and pocket trumpet
Stuart Bogie, tenor saxophone
Geng/King Vision Ultra, wordspeak/sampler
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, wordspeak/electronics
Tomas Fujiwara, drumset

International Contemporary Ensemble
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Cory Smythe, piano
Nathan Davis, percussion

Ross Karre, video projection technician
Ben Manley, technical director
Caley Monahon-Ward, sound engineer
Nicholas Houfek, lighting designer

Thursday, April 7, 8:00 P.M.

Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)

Tickets: starting at $20; Students with valid ID: starting at $10

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Columbia University’s Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate
at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.

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