Friday 13 December 07:30pm

Kinds of Kings

Real Loud perform works by Shelley Washington and Andrew Rodriguez

7:15pm doors • 7:30pm show


Heralded by the New Yorker as “distinguished young creators who work in diverse styles,” Artists-in-Residence Kinds of Kings are a collective of six multifaceted composers who actively advocate for underrepresented voices in the music landscape. In the first of four concerts this season, they present Shelley Washington’s raucous electric guitar quartet The Workers’ Dreadnought, performed by Brooklyn-based group Real Loud. Taking inspiration from the left-wing newspaper of the same name, the piece explores the continual, backbreaking crusade for intersectional equality across the globe. The evening opens with a conversation with composer Angélica Negrón about the compositional process and representation in classical and new music.

Read more about Equilibrium and Disturbance, Kinds of Kings’ 2019-20 residency at National Sawdust, here.