19 Jun 2015

Sun Ra (3) Abstraction, Politics and Noise

From Sound Lounge, 7:00 pm on 19 June 2015

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Sun Ra moved the Arkestra from Chicago to New York in 1960 and quickly became an integral part of the radical, politically conscious, avant-garde arts scene of the Lower East Side.

Part 3 of Strange Celestial Road examines the influence of New York on Sun Ra's music, his move towards abstraction, improvisation and noise in the midst of the social and political turmoil of the mid 1960s. We also talk to Jerry Schultz about the band's Monday night residency at Slug's Saloon, a hub of the 1960s counter culture.