minicine? continues to dominate artistic programming in 2017 by welcoming “free jazz” musicians Alvin Fielder (Meridian, MS) and David Dove (Houston, TX) for a collaborative performance on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Singer/songwriter, Chelsea Norman (Shreveport), will open the event with a solo performance. For your viewing pleasure, the walls will display “I Found the Happy Land,” a solo exhibit of collages and shadowboxes by Dahlgren Baker (Houston, TX).

Alvin Fielder is a pioneering jazz drummer, percussionist, composer, and educator from Meridian, MS. Fielder began playing drums in the late 1940s when a good friend shared a recording of the legendary Max Roach. His public career has spanned from the 1950s to present, and he has performed with many greats. Fielder’s performances and clinics in Houston over the past few years are ample evidence that, at age 76, this legendary drummer is still at the height of his creative power.

David Dove, a trombone player, composer, improviser, and educator, has given performances and workshops across North America and internationally. As Founding Director of Nameless Sound (a non-profit organization in Houston, Texas), he also curates/presents a concert series of international contemporary creative music, and has developed an approach, philosophy, and practice of creative music education based on innovation and improvisation. The influence of DJ Screw was the catalyst for more recent developments in Dove’s music. In an attempt to assimilate the effect of Screw’s extremely slow and low mixes (as a real time, improvisational music), Dove extends the trombone with the use of guitar pedals, pitch shifters, and (most importantly) sub-woofers.

Chelsea Norman is a classically trained pianist based out of Shreveport, Louisiana. Her immersive performance is rich in harmonies built live via loops, accompanied by dreamy textures, Rhodes, and synths vibes. Chelsea has been away from music for a few years while starting a family, and this performance represents a much awaited return.

“Morning Mantra”
by Dahlgren Baker
Mixed Media

Dahlgren Baker is a visual artist based in Houston, TX. “I Found My Happy Land” is an exhibit of collages and shadow boxes. According to Baker “I think of my artwork as windows into a dream reality, a dream world whose magic rests in a kaleidoscopic amalgam of nostalgia, adventure, and aesthetic vibrancy.” Baker is a recent graduate from Washington University in St. Louis. Known to pick up just about anything she finds on the side of a street to use for an art project. Dahlgren has been experimenting with mixed media ever since her grandmother gave her a book on Joseph Cornell when she was a young girl.

WHEN: 8:00pm, Saturday, July 29th, 2017
WHERE: minicine? 846 Texas Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101
DETAILS: Edibles by GoGreenly. $5 Suggested Donation.
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