About the Grant

$23,000 to support Other Minds in commissioning an untitled new work from composer and pianist Jason Moran, based on the record Dialect of the Black American.

About the Project

Other Minds, a San Francisco-based contemporary music presenter, will commission a new work from composer and pianist Jason Moran for the sixteenth Other Minds Festival of New Music to be held in San Francisco in March 2011. The piece will be based on the LP Dialect of the Black American, released in 1970 by Western Electric, engaging the record’s original concept of Ebonics to create a modern reflection on the idea of dialect, language, and media. The world premiere will take place at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on March 5, 2011, and will be performed by The Bandwagon, composed of Marvin Sewell (guitar), Tarus Mateen (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums), and Jason Moran (piano).

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