This event is free and open to the public. Free parking available in the garage across the street.
Cooper-Moore is an instrument builder/designer based in New York City whose music is informed by the avant-jazz and improvised-music communities he has regularly performed in since the early 1970s. Yet his music is also deeply rooted in the gospel, blues, and bluegrass traditions from his upbringing in rural, segregated Virginia.
Cooper-Moore will talk about his work and demonstrate his handcrafted instruments constructed from found and repurposed materials including the diddley-bow, three-string fretless banjo, and mouth bow.
Cooper-Moore is on campus as part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival. The Sonified Sustainability Festival celebrates ecological music and arts through a series of programs during Earth Week.
**He will also be giving a free performance at the Krannert Art Museum on Thursday, April 20 at 7pm.** https://www.facebook.com/events/180349279129755/
See KrannertCenter.com/sonified for the full schedule of events.
Thanks to Laura Haber of Unit One/Allen Hall for this information item.