Museum of Art and Origins
We Free Strings
WeFreeStrings debut release, Fulfillment, consists of 5 original works by violist Melanie Dyer, linked by 5 collectively improvised “Paraphrases” of “brief, yet unfettered sonic dialogue.” Dyer’s songs are inspired by womanhood (I’m Still Here) and (Hope and Fulfillment), the rhythm of Harlem (So(u)stice), and the Batwa people of the Congo rainforest. After Linda/Say Her Name, inspired by Linda Sharrock’s vocals on“Black Woman,” serves as an elegiac homage to the black women who have died at the hands of police/mob violence in the USA. Likewise, the titles of the “Paraphrases” honor “pioneering free thinkers and artists” including Sun Ra, Leroy Jenkins, and Ornette Coleman. To find out more about We Free Strings CLICK HERE.
George Nelson Preston
Founding Director & Chief Curator
Fernanda Figueiredo, Frank Stewart
Donna Thompson Ray