Sequesterfest (Vol. 1)

April 6, 2020

Monday, April 6th, 7-10pm (Central Standard Time)

Featuring: Ken Vandermark, Arto Lindsay, Ikue Mori, Joe McPhee, David Grubbs, Claire Chase

As part of the Quarantine Concerts, a herculean live-stream series hosted by Experimental Sound Studio, Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present the first incarnation of Sequesterfest, an evening of creative music.  This event features an all-star lineup of improvisers, composers, and contemporary music performers, a virtual marquee assembled in unity of spirit during a time of unparalleled global weirdness and alienation.  In its maiden voyage, Sequesterfest will feature six sets, each half-hour long, viewable by means of Twitch or on the ESS website.  Donations are requested on a sliding scale – as much as you can afford, as little as you are able – and all proceeds go 100% to the musicians or to their designated redirect.  CvsD has been deeply inspired by the optimism represented by the Quarantine Concerts, and we are proud to be associated with the ESS team in this joint endeavor.  There’s been heightened recognition recently of the perils of the gig economy and the challenges facing those whose income is dependent on it.  Musicians invented the gig economy.  They play gigs.  We took the word from them.  And live music is not only their livelihood, it’s their whole lives.  Sequesterfest is an opportunity to hear these brilliant musicians, a round-up that would have seemed nearly impossible – or would have required a trip to a remote festival village somewhere in Austria – until now.  And to support these intrepid gigging artists.  Hey now, captive audience, reduce the social distance – join us, tell your friends to join us, tell them to tell their friends, and don’t forget to donate!

Stay tuned for specifics on Sequesterfest (Vol. 2), which will take place in the afternoon on Saturday, April 18th.

Sequesterfest (Vol. 1)
April 6, 2020

7pm (CST): David Grubbs
Rocking guitar and voice (in the headphones) from a book-lined living room in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

7:30pm (CST): Joe McPhee
Beaming multi-instrumental solos from the Batcave in Poughkeepsie.

8pm (CST): Ikue Mori
Sounding housebound electronics at her flat in NYC.

8:30pm (CST): Claire Chase
Intoning flute, bass flute, and Bertha the BIG flute from Claire’s apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

9pm (CST): Ken Vandermark
Plying sundry reed instruments at Catalytic Headquarters in Andersonville, Chicago.

9:30pm (CST): Arto Lindsay
Submitting voice and choice noises on guitar across the street from a fancy deli in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.