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Art Dubai's Global Art Forum 2016: The Future Was

The Future Was Space Is The Place

009_08 / 25 February 2016


Global Art Forum 2016

The Future Was Space Is The Place

12 mins 5 secs


Musician and composer André Vida on Afrofuturist space-traveler Sun Ra via the vibrations, thoughts and music of the 22nd century as made humanly audible today: what Sun Ra Arkestra leader Marshall Allen refers to as, "doing skillfully wrong... the key to all spiritual things."

André Vida is a composer, lyricist and saxophonist based in Berlin. Vida collaborated with Anri Sala in the making of "To Each His Own In Bridges" premiered at The Havana Biennial and Frieze Sculpture Garden in 2015. His saxophonic work includes collaborations with Anthony Braxton, Elton John, Cecil Taylor and many others.