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MakeArt Lab: Map Score Compositions with Phillip Greenlief

January 28, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Museum of Craft and Design

MCD welcomes internationally acclaimed composer/musician Phillip Greenlief for a hands-on introduction to his unique creative process.

Join us for an unexpected approach to time honored data paradigms—capturing both the proximity and distance of memory by mapping a proxistant view of a favorite experience, geographical location, or artwork.

Participants will employ familiar collage techniques and materials, including vintage maps and musical score sheets, to create a lasting visual composition that can be accessed, interpreted, and experienced by others.
All materials will be provided, however, extra personalization is encouraged by utilizing personal paper ephemera, photographs, and/or maps you are comfortable cutting.

Ages 12+ w/ adult accompaniment | Light refreshments provided
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors, MCD members FREE.

About Phillip Greenlief

Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief has achieved international acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Meredith Monk, Rashaun Mitchell and They Might Be Giants. Albums include LANTSKAP LOGIC with Fred Frith and Evelyn Davis, THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski and Jon Raskin), and OH THAT MONSTER with LA punk pioneers Thelonious Monster. Recent residencies have included the Banff Center for Art and Creativity, Neue Muzik Koln, and Headlands Center for the Arts. His critical writing has been published in Artforum, Open Space (SFMOMA), and Signal to Noise.

Greenlief’s recordings and performances have received critical acclaim in Down Beat, All About Jazz, Jazz Times, Cadence, Modern Saxophone, InfraTunes (France), Altrisuoni (Italy), The Wire (London), Colossus (Finland), Cuademos de Jazz (Spain), New Jazz Improv (Portugal), Los Angeles Times, etc. His duo recordings of improvised music with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Scott Amendola received 5 stars in the Music Hound Jazz Essential Album Guide. Recordings with the Lost Trio and his compositions on Russian Notebooks (w/PG & Covered Pages) were listed on the Critics’ Top 10 Recording List of 2000 & 2001 (SF Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, East Bay Express, and Downtown Music Guide (NYC). MONKWORK, the most recent release by The Lost Trio, was featured on NPR’s Top 10 jazz recordings of 2015. animals & giraffes, his collaboration with writer Claudia La Rocco and other SF Bay luminaries, was awarded Ensemble In Residence (2017 – 2018) at the Center for New Music (SF). Along with other awards, commissions and prizes, he is a recipient of the SF Bay Guardian Goldie Award and is director of music programs at San Francisco Waldorf High School.

“The Bay Area’s do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief.” – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle


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January 28, 2023
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Museum of Craft and Design
2569 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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