composer Celebrating Henry: A Threadgill Festival

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Henry Threadgill

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 375-7600

$28.00, Walker Members

In Pulitzer Prize–winner Henry Threadgill’s compositions, notation and improvisation mesh in sonic expressions of American life. He calls his unique polyphonic language “creative music,” which others revere as musical masterpieces beyond category. On Friday, 20-some Minnesota musicians (curated by cellist Michelle Kinney) perform Threadgill pieces from the past 40-plus years. As potent and prolific as ever, Threadgill, 74, closes the festival on Saturday with his acclaimed quintet Zooid.