Feed the Fire: A Cyber Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen

Geri Allen (1957-2017) inspired so many of us through her powerful music and presence, and her passing a few years was such a huge loss for the world. In this recent cyber-symposium, it was an honor to be included in a conversation about Geri’s telematic work with some of my mentors and heroes, including George E. Lewis, Nicole Mitchell, Frances Wong, Mount Allen and Aaron J. Johnson. Videos are now online for the entire symposium, which features a keynote event with Terri Lyne Carrington, Angela Davis, Gina Dent, and Farah Jasmine Griffin, as well as presentations by many other amazing artists and thinkers. [Image above is from the performance of “Spooky Interaction” by George E. Lewis]