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Category: Eli Namay

In Response to Dal Niente Season Opener 9.18 by Tamas Vilaghy

by Eli Namay

Tamas Vilaghy’s recent review of Dal Niente that addressed identity politics and curation ultimately exposed the limitations of binary thinking when describing complex sociopsychological phenomena. In dealing with aspects of collective and individual psychology that manifests as implicit bias (unconscious, misordered desire), such as white-supremacy and patriarchy, we should not critique or propose paths forward by using binary formulas that reduce the complexity of internal lives to a set of should/should not logic gates.… Read More...

Review: FAY VICTOR / TYSHAWN SOREY DUO at Constellation on 5/14

by Eli Namay

Tyshawn Sorey and Fay Victor are both relentless and focused improvisers.  Last Saturday they collectively cultivated a space of sustained intensity over the period of two hour-long sets. Without a hint of hesitation or apology, there was a deep emotional connection between the two that created a subtle musical environment of playful exchange.… Read More...