Performance and reception: Davidson and his Interlocutors

WhenJanuary 19, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
WhereFulton Hall
Contact InformationDivinity School
DescriptionIn Celebration of Critical Inquiry Volume 45, No. 2 Winter 2019: "Davidson and His Interlocutors"-- a performance by the Quartet of Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Jim Baker, and Avreeayl Ra. With remarks by
Daniel Wyche and Arnold I. Davidson

The quartet of Dave Rempis (Saxophone), Avreeayl Ra (Drums), Joshua Abrams (Bass), & Jim Baker (piano/ARP) is a perfect example of what makes Chicago such a fertile breeding ground for improvised music; four musicians of widely varying ages, backgrounds, playing experiences, and musical interests join forces to deliver moments of both sublime beauty and volcanic energy, continually tempered by the seamless narrative momentum that they weave together in a seemingly effortless way. Convened in the fall of 2012, the band keeps up a regular concert schedule in Chicago and abroad, and their group dynamic reveals the type of incredibly seasoned chemistry that only such regular performances could allow. With Joshua Abrams on bass, and Avreeayl Ra on his characteristically wide array of percussion, the music these four create together is wide-ranging in nature, drawing upon influences from around the world to create a sound that's totally unique within the current milieu of improvised music. The group released their first recording “Aphelion” in January of 2014 on Aerophonic Records, and their second record, “Perihelion,” in June of 2016.

Arnold I. Davidson is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, the Divinity School, and the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. European Editor of Critical Inquiry, he is also a director of the France-Chicago Center. His major fields of research and teaching are the history of contemporary European philosophy, the history of moral and political philosophy, the history of the human sciences, the history and philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of Judaism.

Co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Divinity School, the Departments of Philosophy and Romance Languages and Literatures, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, the Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, and Critical Inquiry
CategoriesPerformances, Arts
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