Saturday, July 23rd 7:00pm at Crashbox (2022)
CLARINETIST, COMPOSER, ELECTRONICS IMPROVISER, POET, RESEARCHER
Armond Dorsey (They/He) is a world-builder and interdisciplinary artist-researcher who synthesizes storytelling across mediums with research to deeply inquire “why not be free?”. Their creative work builds dream-like worlds as rituals for healing, social spaces fostering interconnection, and sites of fugitivity away from global antiBlackness through live performance, installation, and theater. Born and raised in Prince George’s County, MD, Armond amplifies intergenerational memory within his Black communities and the African diaspora at-large by drawing from archives & field recordings of the narratives Black folks have lived and continue living. Deeply listening to these narratives also ground their scholarly practice as an artist-researcher. Armond merges the fields of Black studies, music cognition, sound studies, and public health to develop music interventions and research methods that address racial stress and improve access to care for marginalized communities.
In the performance for NMASS, Armond will be playing a set with poetry, electronics and clarinet.