Irreversible Entanglements + Matana Roberts

Irreversible Entanglements

An arresting display of sonic improvisation and expressive poetry from ‘liberation-minded free jazz collective’ Irreversible Entanglements.

The quintet makes music that looks to the past for influence but is not constrained by tradition. All participants in the free jazz continuum, their playing is both urgent and unpredictable – compositions and improvisations build and undulate, taking the listener into unexpected sonic locations. The tone of each piece is driven by Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother’s fiery poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and strength. The result is music that is powerful and beautiful – jazz music with a message and a purpose.

Irreversible Entanglements were formed in 2015 to play at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event in NYC, beginning as a trio and expanding to a five-piece for recording at Brooklyn’s Seizure’s Palace in August of that same year, which resulted in their self-titled debut album.

Opening the night is special guest composer, saxophonist and sound experimentalist Matana Roberts who has worked across improvisation, dance, poetry, and theatre, and has most recently garnered acclaim for her ongoing series entitled Coin Coin.



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