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Graham Haynes with Lucie Vítková and Shakoor Hakeem

+ DJ sets by uncleboonmeh (Chris Williams)

Sun Mar 31, 8pm (doors 7:30)

at Sundown Bar

68-38 Forest Ave, Queens, NY 11385


$20/$15 adv

Since the early 2000s, Graham Haynes has channeled his electronic music chops into small group improvisation, scratching, spinning, and sampling alongside artists like DJ Heritage, Val Jeanty, and Christina Wheeler. Since 2018, he’s primarily jammed with the Czech performer, composer, and improviser Lucie Vítková, and Philadelphia-based “industrial sound architect" percussionist Shakoor Hakeem.


Lucie Vítková is a Czech composer, improviser, and performer of accordion, hichiriki, synthesizer, harmonica, voice, and dance. They compose using abstract models derived from physical objects (sonification) and improvise with the characteristics of discrete spaces through the interaction between sound and movement. 

Drawing on his Afro-Cuban roots, Philly-born percussionist Shakoor Hakeem uses the sounds of his surroundings as a starting point for compositions, and for improvised performances characterized by a minimal playing style and commanding presence.

DJ uncleboonmeh (aka Chris Williams) makes electroacoustic compositions and performance installations that deal with ambience, time-space compression, and decoding family history.

Graham Haynes, the Bahia, Brazil-based composer, bandleader, and musician, expands and confounds what we understand as jazz and electronic music. Son of the drummer Roy Haynes, raised among the greatest figures in improvised music and art in New York, Graham’s work grows out of a keen sense of New York’s many histories of music and musical movements. His is a voyage of constant departure and return to his native city, enriched by lifelong immersion in global musical practices and emerging sonic forms. 


This event is part of Graham's residency at FourOneOne from March 12 - April 15, 2024. The project spans performances, listening parties, public conversations, and master classes with Robin D. G. Kelley; Adam Rudolph and Maalem Hassan Hakmoun; Vijay Iyer; Nublu Orchestra; Shakoor Hakeem and Lucie Vítková; Momenta Quartet, and others. More info.

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