SUNDAY, 5 APRIL 2020, 11:00 – Teatro Franco Parenti, Sala Grande
Programme to be announced
Jason Moran also received a MacArthur Grant, ten years before Vijay Iyer. Moran combines improvisation with composition. He and his wife, Alicia Hall – a classical mezzo-soprano – belong to the generation of African-Americans seen in the film Black Panther: they are cultivated, elegant, hold many academic degrees, are dedicated to cultural and philanthropic activities, and organise academic and other types of concerts. Their home, photographed in Vogue, is a museum and study, full of examples of African and African-American art. Moran is a curator at the Whitney Museum, where he recently organised an exhibition dedicated to the relationship between African-American music and the Jewish and Latin American components of society in the United States. For several years he has been a regular guest at the Venice Biennale, where he exhibits installations by Joan Jonas and others.