Burnt Sugar Arkestra
from 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The intent of the Arkestra Chamber, through the deployment of Butch Morris’s conduction system, is to make every performance a fresh interpretation of its constituent parts. In this sense the group mission honors its deepest inspirations, the first post-modernists of American music – Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Parliament Funkadelic and The Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Music must be heard – especially music designed to push back current musical boundaries. In today’s musical context there are few American bands like the Arkestra Chamber that are innovative on stage and in the recording studio. As senior editor of Rolling Stone magazine David Fricke says," Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber ... is one of the few modern music groups to freely mash-up any and all forms of vocal and instrumental music like it ain’t nobody’s business if they do. A multiracial jam army that freestyles with cool telekinesis between the lustrous menace of Miles Davis’ On The Corner, the slash-and-om of 1970s King Crimson, and Jimi Hendrix’ moonwalk across side three of Electric Ladyland.”