EVENTS: The Black Composer Speaks Community Discussion

The Black Composer Speaks:

A Roundtable Discussion on Diversity, Inclusion and Access in Experimental New Music

ONE DAY ONLY in partnership with The DuSable Museum


The discussion will address diversity, inclusion, and access within the context of new music during a free open-to-the-public roundtable discussion co-presented by The DuSable Museum of African American History and Fulcrum Point. Inspired by the late David Baker’s treatise The Black Composer Speaks, the event will address a variety of topics concerning the black musical experience, compositional matters and aesthetics.


WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2016

TIME: 3:00pm- 4:30pm

WHERE: Dusable Museum of African American History

                     740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL


Saudia Davis is a social entrepreneur and will lead a discussion with Stephen Burns, Artistic Director of Fulcrum Point New Music Project; Kahil El’zabar, Artistic Director of Chicago Academy of Music; Rami Gabriel, fellow at the Center for Black Music Research; Jeffrey Mumford, composer and educator; Roberto Quinones, Managing Creative Director of Chicago Academy of Music; Augusta Read Thomas, composer University of Chicago and head of Ear Taxi Festival; and Seth Parker Woods, composer and cellist.

NOTE: See Fulcrum Point in concert with PROCLAMATION! The Black Composer Speaks at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave, on April 29 at 7:30pm.

For more information on Fulcrum Point and its programs visit

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