Glass House Presents

Artifacts Trio

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4:30 pm: Self-guided tours of the Glass House site
5:30pm: Performance

“Nicole Mitchell’s flute and Tomeka Reid’s cello met with Mike Reed’s cymbal-heavy drumming to make an aqueous sound that allowed itself to be warped and melted and spread about by the room.” — The New York Times

The members of the all-star Artifacts Trio – cellist Tomeka Reid, flutist Nicole Mitchell, and drummer Mike Reed – are torchbearers of Chicago’s innovative jazz scene, as well as members and educators of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM), a historically important Chicago arts organization. Their music both touches upon and advances the organization’s motto, “Ancient to the Future,” and celebrates African American culture while reaching across genres and integrating new ideas into the legacy of jazz, experimentalism, and composition.

On the occasion of David Hartt: A Colored Garden, Artifacts Trio will perform original compositions from their latest album “…and then there’s this”, released on Astral Spirit Records. Hartt commissioned Mitchell to compose the score for his film Stray Light (2011), and Reid the scores for On Exactitude in Science (2021) and Et in Arcadia Ego (2022).

Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of talks, performances, and other live events that extend the site’s historic role as a gathering place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. This event is supported in part by a Connecticut Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant.