Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Non-Event and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum present

OKKYUNG LEE (solo cello)
ANDY GRAYDON, Mishaps and Malaprops (an Oral History) for six voices

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $15 gen admission | $10 students + Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Okkyung Lee + Andy Graydon

There is limited parking at the museum. If possible, please bicycle, carpool, or use the T (Reservoir or Cleveland Circle stops on the Green line).

OKKYUNG LEE is a cellist, composer, and improviser interested in pushing contemporary cello performance to its extreme limit without abandoning a reverence for its tradition. Classically trained in her native South Korea, Lee discovered jazz as a student in Boston before immersing herself in the avant-garde community surrounding New York’s now-defunct Tonic, developing a polyvalent approach to cello that spans tonal elegance, turbulent improv, and the noisiest reaches of extended technique, sometimes within minutes. Her penchant for pushing boundaries breaches space itself, as she routinely departs from the concert stage in an exploration of each venue’s structure, audience, and other furnishings in her expanded performances. In demand for her versatile, visceral playing, she has recorded and performed as bandleader, sideman, solo, and in intimate improvisation settings with the likes of Cecil Taylor, Laurie Anderson, Jim O’Rourke, Ikue Mori, Vijay Iyer, Mark Fell, Christian Marclay, and John Zorn.

The work of American artist ANDY GRAYDON (b. 1971, Maui, Hawaii) explores experiences of absence and displacement, such as those encountered in travel, in writing and in recording. This work across media has been exhibited, screened, performed and published internationally, including shows at the New Museum, Art in General, and Participant Inc. (New York); Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA; Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii; and the Wroclaw Media Arts Bienniale, Poland. Upcoming projects include an outdoor sculpture for the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Foundation, as well as grants from the Boston Cultural Council and the Brookline Commission for the Arts, local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. It is also presented with the generous support of WZBC 90.3 FM.