LaDONNA SMITH: AS SEEN BY THE EYE OF AN OWL
FRI MAR 6 | 7:30PM
924 lincoln road studio 201, miami beach
Virtuoso violist/violinist LaDonna Smith has performed improvised music internationally since the 1970s while also teaching music in Birmingham, Alabama. With long-time collaborator, guitarist Davey Williams, Smith has toured North America and Europe, and Russia, appearing at every major improvisation festival, and many new music festivals. The classically trained musician has also performed with such major improvisers as Peter Brotzmann, Anne Lebaron, Derek Bailey and Eugene Chadbourne. In addition to her work as a musician, Smith is co-editor of The Improviser, an international journal of free improvisation, and works as a visual artist, exhibiting her drawings and ceramics in the U.S. She returns to Miami as a Subtropics festival guest to perform a solo program … “as seen by the eye of an owl”.
During her stay LaDonna will also participate in recording sessions to generate materials for a listening gallery sound installation and participate in the Subtropics XXIII Marathon concert.