María Grand: Music as a User’s Manual
Music as a User’s Manual seeks to functionalize the ritualized nature of the concert. It asks what is there to take home after one goes to a concert. Is there any real change that happens, and are there any actual tools offered to listeners that they can implement in their lives? In the first performance of her season-long Roulette residency, María Grand seeks to create self-contained music that is not a means to an end, rather is the means are the end – where sound illustrates, concretely and abstractly, something everyone can do.
María Grand solo, vocals and saxophone
Ganavya Doraiswamy, vocals
María Grand, tenor saxophone
Joel Ross, vibraphone
Rajna Swaminathan, mridangam