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Henry Threadgill premieres Pathways

The new composition was commissioned for Creative Fusion: Composers Series at Cleveland Museum of Art

Henry Threadgill’s band Zooid will be joined by a six-piece chamber ensemble to perform his concert length piece Pathways, premiered at Cleveland Museum of Art on 11 January. The date marks the launch of the museum’s Creative Fusion: Composers Series of six new commissions to be performed over the next two years.

Under its Director of Performing Arts Tom Welsh, Creative Fusion invites composers to visit the space, get to know the city and draw inspiration from the museum’s collection. The other composers in the series are Luciano Chessa, Cenk Ergün, Aya Nishina, Sophie Nzayisenga and Aleksandra Vrebalov.