Sonic Conversations

Matana Roberts headshot

May 24, 2022 | 5:00PM
Logan Center Penthouse

Distinguished Guest Composer Matana Roberts is one of the leading lights of contemporary experimental music, combining their widely recognized gifts as an alto saxophone player and improviser with an intensely engaged re-definition of Jazz traditions. Roberts will present a solo improvisation for saxophone, followed by a round-table discussion led by CCCC Director Augusta Read Thomas with Seth Brodsky, Jennifer Iverson, and Travis Jackson. A reception will conclude the event.

Free for all attendees, no tickets required.


All event attendees aged 5+ who are attending public Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition events must provide proof of vaccination. By exception, visitors who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or due to a sincerely-held religious belief may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event, or proof of a positive test 14-90 days prior to the event with affirmation that you are not experiencing any symptoms.

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