Matthew Shipp Trio

New Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

For the eighth installment of False Harmonics, a musical series meant to explore alternative approaches to composition, improvisation and performance, pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist Michael Bisio and violinist Jason Hwang will collaboratively create a live score for Alex Harsley’s experimental video work The First Light. A complex montage of flickering images and symbols, the video takes viewers on a nonlinear journey across parallel dimensions, and metaphorically alludes to the cosmological origins of time and energy.

Their set will collide with poetry readings by Ama Birch and David Henderson, in a fusion between art, music and poetry that harkens back to the original spirit of Minority Photographers, Inc. and The Fourth Street Photo Gallery. Shipp, Birch and Henderson are all longtime colleagues and friends of Harsley’s, each having developed their creative practices in the East Village and on the Lower East Side.

$15 Presale; $20 Day of Show